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Medical Transcriptionist Salary (United States)

A Medical Transcriptionist earns an average wage of $14.82 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Dermatology, Pathology, Radiology, and Oncology.
Medical Transcriptionist Salary (?
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$14,213 - $45,862
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MEDIAN: $29,507
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Medical Transcriptionist Salary (?
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$10.04 - $19.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,213 - $45,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
Profit Sharing
$25.76 - $5,817  
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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$19,979 - $42,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $19.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.81  
Overtime
$12.78 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.76 - $5,817  
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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$19,979 - $42,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,078
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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St. Louis
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Tulsa
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Atlanta
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Rochester
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Charlotte
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Philadelphia
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Memphis
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National Average
$31,000
Knoxville
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Nashville
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

Dermatology
up arrow 25%
up arrow 11%
Pathology
up arrow 11%
Oncology
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%
Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%
Transcription
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Medical Records
0%
National Average
$31,000
Typing
up arrow 1%
Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 38%