The median annual wage for medical transcriptionists was $34,890 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,600, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,230.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for medical transcriptionists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Offices of physicians
Administrative and support services
Some medical transcriptionists are paid based on the volume of transcription they produce. Others are paid an hourly rate or an annual salary.
Most medical transcriptionists work full time, although about one-fourth worked part time in 2014. Medical transcriptionists who work from home may work outside typical business hours and/or have some flexibility in determining their schedules.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Other healthcare support occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics