The average wage for a Medical Transcriptionist is $15.19 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are neurology and Pathology. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$14,001 - $49,410
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MEDIAN: $30,362
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,001 - $49,410  
   
Bonus
$171.27 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,389 - $44,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$15.11 - $30.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$171.27 - $4,122  
   
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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$20,389 - $44,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,107
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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: $31,682

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Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries



National Average
$32,000



Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

neurology
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Cardiology
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$32,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 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
26%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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