Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

Most Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.13 per hour. Although a majority have medical coverage and half have dental coverage, one-third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,723 - $50,167
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $35,669
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$11.71 - $20.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,723 - $50,167  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$23,552 - $43,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $20.41  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$23,552 - $43,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

Pay by Experience for a Medical Transcription Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Transcription Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Transcription Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Medical Transcription Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 18 salaries. A Medical Transcription Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Transcription Specialist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Medical Terminology
▼1%

Typing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%