Medical Transcription Specialist Salary

The larger portion of Medical Transcription Specialists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.61 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Transcription Specialists. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,608 - $42,746
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$21K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $34,157
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$11.15 - $23.25
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$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,608 - $42,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Total Pay (?
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$23,234 - $47,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $28.24  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,234 - $47,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. Medical Transcription Specialists bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Medical Transcription Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
14%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%
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