Salary for Medical Transcriptionists

Also known as:  Certified Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Record Transcriber, Medical Stenographer, Medical Transcriber, Medical Transcriptionist, Pathology Transcriptionist, Radiology Transcriptionist, Registered Medical Transcriptionist

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Medical transcriptionists assist doctors and other medical personnel by transcribing reports and taking dictation. They return dictated reports in written form for review, correcting any errors, and obtaining relevant signatures before including the documents in patient records. They may review other transcriptionists reports for errors and make corrections as needed. Additionally, these professionals may perform data entry and data retrieval tasks, and set up or operate medical databases. Some college experience is generally expected for this occupation.

A Medical Transcriptionist can earn salaries ranging between 24000 - 36000 based on experience. Medical Transcriptionists can earn average salaries of Thirty Three Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Medical Transcriptionists make the greatest compensation in Massachusetts, where they can get pay levels, on average, of approximating $42880. Professionals that work in this career have the highest average potential salary in Finance and Insurance, where they can get an average salary rate of $36580.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.13 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Medical Transcriptionists tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $36,580
Finance and Insurance $36,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $35,750
Public Administration $35,470
Health Care and Social Assistance $34,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises $34,070
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $30,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises $34,070
Health Care and Social Assistance $34,290
Public Administration $35,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $35,750
Finance and Insurance $36,000
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