A Medical Transcriptionist earns an average wage of $14.55 per hour. A skill in Radiology is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Transcriptionist Total Pay (?
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$14,360 - $45,579
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MEDIAN: $29,089
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Medical Transcriptionist Total Pay (?
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$10.00 - $19.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,360 - $45,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,165  
Profit Sharing
$25.91 - $4,654  
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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$20,041 - $41,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.28  
Overtime
$12.14 - $29.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,165  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.91 - $4,654  
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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$20,041 - $41,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,272
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Buffalo
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Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Rochester
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Tulsa
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National Average
$30,000
Knoxville
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Memphis
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Orlando
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

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Transcription
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Medical Records
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$30,000
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 38%
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