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Medical Transcriber Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Medical Transcribers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.15 per hour. While half report receiving no health benefits, around half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Medical Transcriber Salary (?
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$13,774 - $52,500
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,520
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Medical Transcriber Salary (?
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$9.74 - $23.61
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$13,774 - $52,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$20,478 - $51,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $23.61  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$20,478 - $51,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Experience Affects Medical Transcriber Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 50%