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Transcriber Salary

Women comprise the majority of Transcribers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.97 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $8.66 per hour and $23.70. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three enjoy medical while slightly less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in eight. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$16,964 - $50,462
(Median)
$17K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,098
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$8.66 - $23.70
(Median)
$8
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,964 - $50,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$18,754 - $50,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $23.70  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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).
)
$18,754 - $50,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Transcriber

  • Enter data from paper forms into electronic forms.

Common Career Paths for Transcriber


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Transcribers who transition into an upper level Medical Transcriptionist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Medical Transcriptionist makes $30K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transcriber

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $32K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Transcriber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 69%