Medical Transcriptionist Salary

A Medical Transcriptionist earns an average wage of $15.03 per hour. A skill in neurology is associated with high pay for this job.

$14,004 - $47,941
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$14K
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$48K
MEDIAN: $30,182
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$10.16 - $20.15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,004 - $47,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,134  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $5,152  
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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$20,120 - $43,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $20.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.52 - $30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $5,152  
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).
)
$20,120 - $43,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,014
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Job Description for Medical Transcriptionist

A medical transcriptionist transfers codes from doctor’s notes, in order to include the treatments and diagnoses in a document or a computerized database. Some of the work will involve listening to a recording from a medical professional and converting it into speech. It is important to be able to use analytical and listening skills, in order to interpret sentences that involve medical terminology into medical codes.

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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

National Average: $31,445

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries



National Average
$31,000



Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

neurology
up arrow 21%



Pathology
up arrow 8%



Editing
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Medical Records
0%

National Average
$31,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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