Average Medical Scribe Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Medical Scribe is $12.31.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
$50 - $1,973
Profit Sharing
$0 - $700
Total Pay
$19,605 - $36,785

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Job Description for Medical Scribe

Medical Scribe Tasks
  • Document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician accurately and thoroughly.
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed by the physician including faxing, phone calls, referral letters.
  • Collect, organize, and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality initiatives to increase patient compliance and improve outcomes.
  • Comply with all legal and ethical requirements for medical documentation.
  • Alert physician when medical record is incomplete or medical documentation contains mistakes or inconsistencies .

Job Satisfaction for Medical Scribe

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Medical Scribe

Skills in Medical Terminology, Typing, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Coding and Transcription are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scribe

An entry-level Medical Scribe with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.10 based on 469 salaries. An early career Medical Scribe with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.58 based on 1,048 salaries. A mid-career Medical Scribe with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Medical Scribe with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.53 based on 119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Medical Scribe in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (18.8% less), Dallas, Texas (16.2% less) and Orlando, Florida (14.8% less).

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