The average hourly pay for a Medical Transcriptionist is $15.87.
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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. The transcriptionist may also make abstracts and summaries from patient medic…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Transcriptionist
The top respondents for the job title Medical Transcriptionist are from the companies Nuance Communications, Inc., TTS and The Marshfield Clinic. Reported salaries are highest at Nuance Communications, Inc. where the average pay is $21.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Keystrokes Transcription Service, earning around $19.65. MModal IP LLC pays the lowest at around $11.90. TTS also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.50.
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Skills in Medical Terminology, Transcription, Typing and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Transcriptionist
An entry-level Medical Transcriptionist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.54 based on 95 salaries. An early career Medical Transcriptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.55 based on 284 salaries. A mid-career Medical Transcriptionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.97 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Medical Transcriptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.12 based on 428 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
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Employees with Medical Transcriptionist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 28.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (19.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (19.7% more).
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