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Medical Transcriptionist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $10.22 $14.40 $20.15
  Annual $21,300 $30,000 $41,900
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation 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.