Medical Transcriptionist Salary

The average wage for a Medical Transcriptionist is $15.28 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pathology and neurology. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$13,942 - $48,887
$14K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,418
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50%
90%

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$10.55 - $20.68
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.31
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$0$48K
Salary $13,942 - $48,887
Bonus $97.87 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $155 - $9,696
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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$20,621 - $45,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 526
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.55 - $20.68
Hourly Tips $2.92
Overtime $15.11 - $30.77
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $97.87 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $155 - $9,696
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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$20,621 - $45,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,795

Job Description for Medical Transcriptionist

A medical transcriptionist transfers codes from doctor’s notes, in order to include the treatments and diagnoses in a document or a computerized database. Some of the work will involve listening to a recording from a medical professional and converting it into speech. It is important to be able to use analytical and listening skills, in order to interpret sentences that involve medical terminology into medical codes.

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Medical Transcriptionist Tasks

  • Identify and return any record errors to physician for correction.
  • Produce medical reports, records, statistics, and administrative material.
  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms.
  • Transcribe, review and input dictation for a variety of medical reports such as patient histories, consultation, or discharge summaries.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriptionist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Transcriptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Transcriptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 399 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Transcriptionist 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 187 salaries. An experienced Medical Transcriptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 444 salaries. A Medical Transcriptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 441 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,983

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Medical Transcriptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Transcriptionist?

Medical Transcriptionist in Kearney:
"LOVE my job!"
Pros: I get to work at home.
Cons: Pay rate.

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Key Stats for Medical Transcriptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Transcriptionist Salaries

▲23%

neurology
▲19%

▲7%

▲6%

▲5%



▲2%

▲2%

▲1%



National Average
$32,000


▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 38%