Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

Most Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.01 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Medical Transcription Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,331 - $44,514
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$21K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,157
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$11.57 - $23.28
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,331 - $44,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Total Pay (?
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$23,821 - $48,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $23.28  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $35.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
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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$23,821 - $48,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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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Job skills reported by Medical Transcription Specialists are limited. Medical Terminology and Typing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcription Specialist

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Transcription Specialists make a median salary of $38K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $37K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Medical Terminology
0%

National Average
$35,000

Typing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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