Medical Scribe Salary
|Salary||$18,486 - $44,082|
|Bonus||$98.26 - $2,543|
|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).)
|$18,889 - $36,592|
|Hourly Rate||$9.07 - $16.91|
|Overtime||$13.95 - $26.75|
|Bonus||$98.26 - $2,543|
|Total Pay (||$18,889 - $36,592|
Job Description for Medical Scribe
Medical scribes perform a wide variety of transcription related tasks such as inputting patient data (such as history or symptoms), recording examination results, and preparing charts Depending on the facility and company, this may involve electronic forms of documentation or physical paperwork, but organizing and cataloging are generally a large part of the job. The daily operations of the position involve close work with physicians and other employees in the medical environment. Medical scribes are generally directly supervised by a nurse manager or similar professional.Read More...
Medical scribes generally work in indoor environment such as a hospital or office. These individuals should have basic computer skills, excellent communication skills and be able to use common office devices such as computers, faxes, document scanners, and filing systems. These professionals generally work during regular office hours, although overtime and alternative hours may be required depending on the employer and position.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position. Medical scribe positions generally do not often require any form of specialized experience with medical practice. Because of their job’s access to sensitive information, however, background checks and clean criminal records are usually required. Certifications for medical transcription work or as a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) certification are sometimes required, but for many positions they are simply preferred. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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 .
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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Scribe
Although ScribeAmerica leads the field in pay with a median salary of $21K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $17K on the low end all the way up to $35K at the top.
Popular Skills for Medical Scribe
Medical Scribes report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Medical Records, Transcription, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 21 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those educated in Medical Terminology tend to be well versed in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scribe
Pay by Experience for a Medical Scribe has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scribe with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 984 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scribe with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Medical Scribe which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 86 salaries. A Medical Scribe with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 43 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Medical Scribes in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Medical Scribes will also find cushy salaries in Charleston (+7 percent) and Portland (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, El Paso Medical Scribes have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. On the whole, employers pay 17 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Houston and Denver.
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