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Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

Most Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.50 per hour. Job satisfaction for Medical Transcription Specialists is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,000 - $43,409
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$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$10.40 - $23.52
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,000 - $43,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
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$22,103 - $48,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $23.52  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $29.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$22,103 - $48,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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Job Description for Medical Transcription Specialist

  • 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 Transcription Specialist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Transcription Specialists make a median salary of $36K. Medical Transcription Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%