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Transcriber Salary

Women comprise the majority of Transcribers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.06 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $8.90 per hour and $22.69. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to roughly a fourth, and one-seventh earn vision coverage. Most Transcribers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$17,160 - $43,385
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,494
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$8.90 - $22.69
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$17,160 - $43,385  
   
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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$19,216 - $48,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$12.67 - $26.00  
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$18K$36K$54K
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).
)
$19,216 - $48,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
United States (change)

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 $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Transcribers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Transcribers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $32K.

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Experience Affects Transcriber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

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
12%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 71%