Medical Transcriptionist Salary

The average wage for a Medical Transcriptionist is $15.28 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.

$14,695 - $50,177
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$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,471
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$10.63 - $20.75
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MEDIAN: $15.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,695 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$20,845 - $45,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $20.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$12.37 - $30.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$99.67 - $4,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$20,845 - $45,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006

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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 by Experience Level for Medical Transcriptionist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Transcriptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Transcriptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 399 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Transcriptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Medical Transcriptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 444 salaries. A Medical Transcriptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 441 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,044

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Key Stats for Medical Transcriptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

▲23%

neurology
▲19%

▲7%

▲6%

▲5%



▲2%

▲1%

▲1%



National Average
$32,000


▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%
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