Transcriber Salary

Transcribers in the United States pull down an average of $15.18 per hour. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, more than a third do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. Female Transcribers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,937 - $50,684
$19K
$25K
$51K
MEDIAN: $25,042
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$9.82 - $25.06
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MEDIAN: $15.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,937 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$250.25  
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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$20,211 - $51,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$21.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$250.25  
   
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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$20,211 - $51,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Transcriber

A transcriber is a person who creates a written record of conversations, meetings, and audio and video recordings. The transcriber will provide clearly formatted sentences and paragraphs that allow the audio content to be read. This is especially important for persons in the business world because written content can be absorbed faster and distributed more easily than audio content. Transcribers may work for dedicated transcription companies that provide these services for business, or they may be part of offices that do transcription for law firms involved in depositions. Museums and historical archives may also use transcribers to create easily accessible versions of fragile and non-portable historic documents and journals.

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Transcriber Tasks

  • Enter data from paper forms into electronic forms.

Common Career Paths for Transcriber


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Many Transcribers move into a Medical Transcriptionist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Medical Transcriptionists on average bring in a similar salary to Transcribers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transcriber

Pay by Experience for a Transcriber has a positive trend. An entry-level Transcriber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transcriber 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 22 salaries. An experienced Transcriber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 17 salaries. A Transcriber 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 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Transcriber

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Transcriber Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼2%

Skills That Affect Transcriber Salaries

▲1%

Transcription
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 60%
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