Transcriber Salary

Transcribers in the United States can expect wages of $14.79 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $8.74 per hour and $23.31. There are far more female Transcribers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and a little less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. Most Transcribers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$17,311 - $49,991
(Median)
$17K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,709
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$8.74 - $23.31
(Median)
$8
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,311 - $49,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$19,354 - $50,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$19,354 - $50,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Transcribers who go on to become Medical Transcriptionists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Medical Transcriptionist, an upper-level role, pays $30K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transcriber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. Transcribers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $32K.

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Experience Affects Transcriber Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 68%
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