Women comprise the majority of Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.65 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although the larger part have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,438 - $49,493
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MEDIAN: $35,599
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,438 - $49,493  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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$22,656 - $43,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$20.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,656 - $43,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Medical Transcription Specialist

  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.
  • 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.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $33K. Medical Transcription Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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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Key Stats for Medical Transcription Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Typing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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