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Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.39 per hour on average. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Most Medical Transcription Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,273 - $43,063
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$20K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$10.50 - $23.39
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$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $43,063  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
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$22,314 - $48,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $23.39  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $29.45  
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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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$22,314 - $48,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Medical Transcription Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 4%

Late-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 28%
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