Medical Transcription Salary

Average Medical Transcriptionist Salary

Average salary for Medical Transcriptionist in 2015 $35,720
Hourly wage for Medical Transcriptionist $17.17
Top 10% of Earners $50,230
Bottom 10% of Earners $21,600

 


Working as a Medical Transcriptionist you can expect to earn an average salary of $35,720. And whilst there are currently over 60,000 people employed in the role across the USA it is projected that there will be a very slight decline in demand for Medical Transcriptionists over the coming years.

Medical Transcriptionist Salary - Key Figures

How much do Medical Transcriptionists make an hour?

The mean hourly wage, based on the most up to date Bureau for Labor Studies (BLS) data, is $17.17 an hour.

Salary Range

There is a very small range in average salary for Medical Transcriptionists depending on experience. The bottom 10% of earners in the industry had an average salary of just $21,600, whilst the top 10% of earners in the industry had an average salary of $52,230.

Between States the range is slightly less. After Puerto Rico where the average salary is $25,160 the State with the lowest average salary for Medical Transcriptionists is Mississippi at $29,590. The highest paying State is Washington DC with an average salary of $48, 780, 36.5% above average.

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Top paying States for Medical Transcriptionists

As mentioned above the highest paying State for Medical Transcriptionists is Washington DC. The table below illustrates the other top 5 States – taking into consideration cost of living adjustments for each State. Click here for a full table showing salary and employment data for all States.

StateSalaryAbove Average
Washington DC$48,780.0036.56%
Massachusetts$46,910.0031.33%
California$44,000.0023.18%
Washington$42,790.0019.79%
Connecticut$41,630.0016.55%

Top paying Metro / City areas

If you are interested in becoming a Medical Transcriptionist and are particularly motivated by earning potential you might be interested in which localities will provide you with the highest income opportunity. The table below illustrates the Metro areas and Cities where Medical Transcriptionists earn the most – taking into consideration cost of living adjustments for each.

CitySalaryAbove Average
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area$46,69030.71%
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area$45,37027.02%
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area$42,22018.20%
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area$40,50013.38%
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area$39,43010.39%

Medical Transcriptionist salary comparision with similar careers

As can be seen from the graph below the median salaries and salary ranges for Medical Transcriptionists are very comparable to similar careers within the healthcare and medical industry.
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Jobs Prospects and Employment Projections

There are currently approximately 60,831 (2016) persons working as Medical Transcriptionists in the USA. This represents an37.5% decline in employment since 2000 and this trend is set to continue with a decrease 2,500 in the numbers employed as Medical Transcriptionists projected between 2016 and 2024 according to the Bureau of Labour Studies (BLS).  This decline can be largely attributed to the growing sophistication of transcription software in general.
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Find Medical Transcription Training Near You >>> So whilst a career as a Medical Transcriptionist does not offer the same jobs growth or salary growth opportunities as most other healthcare support or healthcare assisting careers it does offer other benefits. One of the main advantages of being a Medical Transcriptionist is the opportunity to work from home, as many do. To a point you can enjoy relative autonomy and flexibility in your role.

All States

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StateSalary+/- AverageHourly Wage#'s Employed
Alabama$34,250.00-4.12%16.47850
Alaska$36,590.002.44%17.59180
Arizona$37,490.004.96%18.031,050
Arkansas$29,920.00-16.24%14.39650
California$44,000.0023.18%21.153,990
Colorado$41,360.0015.79%19.89940
Connecticut$41,630.0016.55%20.02710
Delaware$32,510.00-8.99%15.63160
Florida$32,840.00-8.06%15.795,220
Georgia$33,120.00-7.28%15.921,830
Hawaii$32,520.00-8.96%15.64140
Idaho$34,060.00-4.65%16.38450
Illinois$35,340.00-1.06%16.991,580
Indiana$34,910.00-2.27%16.781,150
Iowa$32,790.00-8.20%15.77970
Kansas$31,070.00-13.02%14.94840
Kentucky$32,030.00-10.33%15.4980
Louisiana$30,540.00-14.50%14.681,000
Maine$33,040.00-7.50%15.89350
Maryland$36,330.001.71%17.47610
Massachusetts$46,910.0031.33%22.55810
Michigan$31,760.00-11.09%15.272,090
Minnesota$36,710.002.77%17.651,770
Mississippi$29,590.00-17.16%14.22510
Missouri$35,780.000.17%17.21,380
Montana$31,660.00-11.37%15.22320
Nebraska$35,350.00-1.04%17640
Nevada$32,430.00-9.21%15.59350
New Hampshire$38,110.006.69%18.32280
New Jersey$40,660.0013.83%19.551,170
New Mexico$37,450.004.84%18370
New York$36,950.003.44%17.772,870
North Carolina$34,260.00-4.09%16.471,210
North Dakota$34,810.00-2.55%16.74480
Ohio$33,470.00-6.30%16.092,100
Oklahoma$33,980.00-4.87%16.34450
Oregon$38,540.007.89%18.53850
Pennsylvania$34,940.00-2.18%16.83,000
Puerto Rico$25,160.00-29.56%12.1160
Rhode Island$39,290.009.99%18.89150
South Carolina$35,570.00-0.42%17.1770
South Dakota$30,840.00-13.66%14.83640
Tennessee$32,060.00-10.25%15.411,290
Texas$35,310.00-1.15%16.974,290
Utah$30,850.00-13.63%14.83340
Vermont$37,570.005.18%18.06280
Virginia$31,410.00-12.07%15.11,510
Washington$42,790.0019.79%20.571,610
Washington DC$48,780.0036.56%23.4570
West Virginia$30,990.00-13.24%14.9370
Wisconsin$38,750.008.48%18.632,100
Wyoming$32,150.00-9.99%15.46120