Medical Transcriptionist Salary

medical-transcriptionists-salary-chart.jpgMedical transcriptionists transcribe medical records made by healthcare practitioners or physicians which include chart reviews, operations, diagnostic imaging, emergency room, office visits, and final summaries.

Salary

The mean salary of a medical transcriptionist is $34,650 a year. The top 10% earns at least $47,250 while the bottom 10% earns at most $22,400 a year. The median annual salary is $34,650 a year.

The best industries for employment are general medical and surgical hospitals (27,510 employed, $36,540 average); offices of physicians (19,700 employed, $34,760 average); and business support services (16,140 employed, $30,860). The top paying industry is home health care services, paying $39,480 on average (240 employed).

The top three paying states are Massachusetts ($45,730 average), Alaska ($44,960), and California ($44,770).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of a medical transcriptionist is expected to increase by 8% between 2012 and 2022, which is slower than average.

Medical Transcriptionist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $20,310 $28,030 $43,590 $29,720
Alaska $25,220 $38,510 $56,730 $38,980
Arizona $24,810 $37,290 $46,600 $36,160
Arkansas $21,060 $29,010 $41,580 $30,150
California $24,780 $46,010 $59,920 $44,340
Colorado $26,900 $37,650 $54,390 $38,900
Connecticut $27,190 $40,770 $56,060 $40,730
Delaware $30,180 $37,870 $47,270 $38,400
Florida $21,660 $32,230 $44,310 $32,360
Georgia $21,360 $33,920 $47,430 $34,270
Hawaii $26,780 $38,940 $52,410 $38,950
Idaho $21,260 $31,470 $41,370 $31,230
Illinois $26,050 $36,510 $48,040 $36,980
Indiana $22,500 $32,830 $43,150 $32,590
Iowa $25,210 $32,810 $43,800 $33,220
Kansas $25,020 $31,080 $42,220 $32,090
Kentucky $20,810 $31,810 $41,790 $31,440
Louisiana $21,250 $30,780 $38,950 $30,620
Maine $25,480 $33,130 $42,510 $33,250
Maryland $19,970 $36,870 $48,280 $36,440
Massachusetts $30,840 $43,390 $65,240 $45,910
Michigan $25,920 $34,510 $44,920 $34,750
Minnesota $22,980 $38,010 $46,550 $36,610
Mississippi $21,490 $29,190 $42,340 $30,800
Missouri $23,770 $33,430 $44,550 $33,510
Montana $24,670 $30,600 $40,560 $32,020
Nebraska $25,240 $32,800 $42,670 $33,080
Nevada $20,530 $33,390 $53,400 $34,610
New Hampshire $27,970 $39,190 $47,210 $38,440
New Jersey $25,760 $39,190 $52,370 $38,850
New Mexico $25,800 $35,060 $55,530 $37,410
New York $24,510 $37,780 $49,130 $37,600
North Carolina $22,840 $33,590 $45,680 $33,670
North Dakota $24,310 $30,720 $44,370 $32,480
Ohio $20,930 $32,770 $44,660 $32,490
Oklahoma $19,630 $31,300 $38,870 $30,750
Oregon $26,360 $38,780 $48,700 $38,210
Pennsylvania $24,080 $34,100 $45,540 $33,990
Rhode Island $19,560 $38,700 $53,250 $37,080
South Carolina $25,030 $33,350 $43,920 $33,690
South Dakota $24,730 $30,080 $37,480 $30,550
Tennessee $24,570 $31,980 $41,830 $35,060
Texas $19,610 $33,700 $52,290 $34,700
Utah $17,430 $28,070 $40,360 $28,320
Vermont $27,900 $37,320 $48,540 $38,120
Virginia $18,760 $32,260 $48,510 $32,950
Washington $20,080 $36,350 $52,790 $36,520
West Virginia $20,690 $27,730 $41,320 $29,310
Wisconsin $27,030 $36,090 $46,510 $36,740
Wyoming $20,180 $32,550 $43,420 $31,840