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Medical Transcriptionist Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $10.22 $14.40 $20.15
  Annual Wage $21,300 $30,000 $41,900
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Medical Transcriptionists use machines with headset and foot pedal to listen to recordings by healthcare professionals. These machines record dictation as a variety of medical reports, such as emergency room visits, operations, and final summaries. They transcribe dictated reports and translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms and edit as necessary. The transcriptions are returned to the dictator for review and signature, or correction.