Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.82 per hour. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11.57 - $23.25

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Salary
$20,952 - $42,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
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$23,645 - $47,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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$11.57 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $28.24  
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$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,645 - $47,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. For Medical Transcription Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Medical Transcription Specialists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $36K.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 28%
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