The average wage for a Medical Transcriptionist is $15.24 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pathology and neurology. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$14,128 - $49,324
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MEDIAN: $30,082
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$10.38 - $20.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,128 - $49,324  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $4,363  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,508 - $45,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $20.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$14.47 - $30.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$103.04 - $4,363  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,508 - $45,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077

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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

  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.
  • 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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,740

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Key Stats for Medical Transcriptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries



National Average
$32,000



Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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