Medical Transcriber Salary

For Medical Transcribers, hourly average wages total $15.34 per hour. The vast majority of Medical Transcribers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Medical Transcribers are happy with their jobs. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,585 - $46,641
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$9.72 - $23.15
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,585 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,782 - $48,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $23.15  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,782 - $48,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Medical Transcriber

  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms.
  • Transcribe, review and input dictation for a variety of medical reports such as patient histories, consultation, or discharge summaries.
  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. For Medical Transcribers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
0%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 44%
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