Transcriber Salary

Median pay for Transcribers in the United States is around $15.09 per hour. There are far more female Transcribers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a majority lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately one-third and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one-fourth. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,489 - $52,284
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$52K
MEDIAN: $25,529
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$9.71 - $24.92
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MEDIAN: $15.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,489 - $52,284  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,158 - $51,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$21.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$20,158 - $51,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Medical Transcriptionist. Median pay for Medical Transcriptionists is $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 inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $35K.

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Key Stats for Transcriber

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Transcriber Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼1%

Skills That Affect Transcriber Salaries

▲2%

Transcription
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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