Medical Transcriptionist Salary

A Medical Transcriptionist earns an average wage of $14.96 per hour. A skill in neurology is associated with high pay for this job.

$14,213 - $46,697

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$10.09 - $20.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,213 - $46,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,075  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $5,872  
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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$20,034 - $43,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.05  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $5,872  
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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$20,034 - $43,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,982
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Job Description for Medical Transcriptionist

Working as a medical transcriptionist requires the ability to transcribe audio that has been recorded by medical professionals to create official documentation of patient consultations, discharge summaries or patient histories. In addition to transcribing audio material and paperwork, medical transcriptionists are also required to review and formally input dictation into documents for filing purposes. Medical transcriptionists also identify any errors made by physicians within paperwork or patient documents and give this information to the medical professional. Understanding medical terms and jargon along with standard abbreviations for medicine, illnesses and diagnoses is essential when working as a medical transcriptionist. It is also important to be efficient at typing quickly and accurately to ensure records are properly documented. Some transcriptionists will use speech-to-text programs. Regardless of the transcription method, having strong proofreading skills and checking one's own work for potential errors and typos is essential.

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Medical Transcriptionist Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries



National Average
$31,000



Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

neurology
up arrow 22%


Oncology
up arrow 9%

Pathology
up arrow 9%



Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$31,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 474 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 36%
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