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Medical Transcriptionist Salary

Median Medical Transcriptionist Salaries By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.77 $13.29 $16.36 $19.62 $22.71
Annual Wage $22,400 $27,650 $34,020 $40,820 $47,250

How much does a medical transcriptionist make? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the average salary of a medical transcriptionist is $34,650.

The lowest ten percent of earners in the field earned an average of $22,400, while the top ten percent took in an average of $47,250 annually. Transcriptionists working for the offices of home health care services, labs, and specialty hospitals are among those with the highest average salary in the field.

Higher-paying medical transcription jobs tend to be located in cities. California is the state with the greatest number of medical transcriptionists, and many of the best-compensated ones as well; in some of its metropolitan areas, the annual mean wage is nearly $20,000 higher than the national average. However, the state with the highest average salary in both cities and rural areas is Massachusetts. A breakdown of the full process of becoming a Medical transcriptionist can be found here.


Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Home Health Care 240 .02 $18.98 $39,480
Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories 2,210 .94 $18.38 $38,230
Local Government 250 <.005 $18.36 $38,180
Specialty Hospitals 550 .24 $18.33 $38,130
Office Administration 720 .18 $18.08 $37,600

Top Paying States

State Hourly mean Wage Annual mean salary # Employed Employment/1000 jobs
Massachusetts $21.99 $45,730 1,380 .43
Alaska $21.61 $44,960 120 .36
California $21.52 $44,770 4,600 .32
District of Columbia $21.02 $43,720 130 .20
Connecticut $19.16 $39,840 690 .43

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $19,700 $22,500 $27,100 $32,300 $37,500 1,720 1,840 +7%
Alaska $32,100 $39,800 $45,500 $52,600 $57,600 120 140 +20%
Arizona $23,100 $27,300 $36,300 $44,400 $49,000 2,520 2,910 +16%
Arkansas $20,700 $23,500 $28,100 $33,900 $39,300 890 830 -8%
California $26,100 $37,200 $45,300 $54,200 $60,300 6,000 6,100 +2%
Colorado $20,800 $26,300 $33,300 $40,600 $46,800 1,520 1,800 +18%
Connecticut $26,800 $32,400 $40,100 $46,300 $54,400 800 810 +1%
Delaware $31,300 $34,500 $39,900 $44,400 $47,100 180 170 -4%
District of Columbia $27,900 $34,900 $41,800 $46,800 $64,800 - - -
Florida $21,100 $25,700 $31,800 $36,800 $42,600 5,330 5,860 +10%
Georgia $24,500 $27,900 $34,400 $41,600 $46,300 1,580 1,650 +5%
Hawaii $25,200 $28,600 $36,800 $44,000 $49,200 120 130 +2%
Idaho $21,300 $25,200 $31,300 $35,800 $39,400 750 840 +12%
Illinois $25,300 $30,300 $35,800 $42,500 $47,900 3,290 3,040 -8%
Iowa $24,900 $27,700 $32,400 $36,900 $42,200 2,080 2,200 +6%
Kansas $19,500 $25,600 $29,300 $35,000 $40,300 1,430 1,580 +10%
Kentucky $20,700 $25,900 $30,200 $35,300 $38,500 1,750 1,840 +5%
Louisiana $20,800 $24,700 $29,500 $34,800 $38,200 1,300 1,290 0%
Maine $24,700 $27,900 $32,600 $36,700 $41,600 780 850 +8%
Maryland $19,100 $28,000 $35,100 $41,400 $46,400 1,230 1,280 +4%
Massachusetts $29,300 $35,900 $43,500 $53,100 $64,000 1,290 1,320 +2%
Michigan $25,900 $30,200 $33,900 $37,400 $42,700 2,780 2,720 -2%
Minnesota $26,300 $32,200 $37,400 $43,000 $46,700 3,040 3,440 +13%
Mississippi $21,300 $25,100 $29,000 $35,100 $41,900 980 1,130 +16%
Missouri $21,000 $26,200 $32,200 $37,300 $43,600 2,260 2,250 0%
Montana $23,500 $26,500 $30,700 $35,900 $41,400 550 610 +9%
Nebraska $24,500 $27,000 $31,000 $36,000 $40,600 1,160 1,210 +4%
Nevada $22,000 $27,500 $34,400 $43,800 $52,500 510 550 +8%
New Hampshire $26,900 $32,100 $37,600 $43,200 $46,700 430 430 0%
New Jersey $24,500 $31,200 $39,100 $45,100 $51,100 2,260 2,200 -3%
New Mexico $26,100 $30,600 $35,600 $41,800 $46,300 620 610 -1%
New York $25,800 $31,500 $36,800 $43,400 $48,300 4,210 4,430 +5%
North Carolina $22,400 $26,900 $32,800 $38,000 $44,900 2,590 2,600 0%
North Dakota $23,000 $26,200 $30,200 $37,300 $49,800 650 650 -1%
Ohio $21,400 $26,300 $32,600 $37,700 $44,200 4,140 4,220 +2%
Oklahoma $19,400 $23,600 $29,100 $34,500 $37,900 1,300 1,350 +5%
Oregon $29,700 $33,700 $39,100 $44,100 $47,100 1,570 2,050 0%
Pennsylvania $21,700 $27,700 $33,700 $39,200 $45,100 5,540 5,100 -8%
Rhode Island $19,000 $26,000 $36,300 $44,500 $51,700 310 290 -5%
South Carolina $24,300 $27,600 $32,600 $37,000 $42,700 1,150 1,180 +3%
South Dakota $24,500 $26,500 $29,900 $34,700 $37,800 950 1,070 +12%
Tennessee $24,600 $27,900 $33,100 $37,700 $45,800 2,050 2,330 +14%
Texas $19,900 $25,800 $32,100 $41,600 $48,700 5,110 5,600 +10%
Utah $17,500 $22,300 $28,600 $35,400 $42,000 640 750 +17%
Vermont $27,500 $31,500 $35,300 $40,100 $46,600 520 490 -6%
Virginia $21,400 $27,200 $33,200 $38,600 $48,000 1,700 1,810 +6%
Washington $19,400 $26,900 $36,800 $44,100 $48,600 2,690 3,520 +31%
West Virginia $20,600 $22,900 $27,100 $33,400 $41,000 920 880 -4%
Wisconsin $26,000 $30,700 $34,800 $39,000 $45,500 3,890 3,910 +1%
Wyoming $19,200 $26,300 $32,500 $37,300 $42,700 200 240 +24%

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