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 earns an average salary ranging from $21,790 - $55,220 based on education and experience. can earn an average wage of thirty-seven thousand three hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

have the highest average potential salary in California, where they earn normal pay levels of close to $51,600. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $46,330.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.44 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Medical Transcriptionists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$46,330
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,620
Finance and Insurance
$39,450
Educational Services
$38,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$34,450

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,210
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$34,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,810
Educational Services
$38,070
Finance and Insurance
$39,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,620