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Medical Transcriptionists Salary Information

The salary statistics of medical transcriptionists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of medical transcriptionists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The medical transcriptionists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Medical Transcriptionists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,670
25th Percentile Wage
$26,960
50th Percentile Wage
$35,250
75th Percentile Wage
$43,610
90th Percentile Wage
$51,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical transcriptionists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical transcriptionists is $51,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,670. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical transcriptionists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,250
-1.33% 3.49%
2016
$35,720
2.32% -
2015
$34,890
0.40% -
2014
$34,750
0.46% -
2013
$34,590
1.65% -
2012
$34,020
- -

Table 2. Medical Transcriptionists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical transcriptionists in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for medical transcriptionists occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $42,780. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $28,300).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$42,780
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,020
Wholesale Trade
$41,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,110
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,390
Educational Services
$32,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,300

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Medical Transcriptionists by States

From the above tables we note that not only medical transcriptionists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of medical transcriptionists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,990 to $44,460. The highest paying state for medical transcriptionists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $44,460. The lowest paying state is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $23,990. For more salary information of medical transcriptionists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$44,460
Rhode Island
$43,900
Minnesota
$43,540
Massachusetts
$42,510
Maryland
$41,890
New Jersey
$40,820
California
$39,670
New Hampshire
$39,560
Wisconsin
$39,280
Vermont
$39,090
New York
$38,630
Colorado
$38,330
Washington
$38,090
Oregon
$37,890
Wyoming
$37,540
North Dakota
$36,950
Pennsylvania
$36,750
Ohio
$36,540
Florida
$35,990
New Mexico
$35,680
Nevada
$35,510
Iowa
$35,290
Indiana
$35,270
Alabama
$34,830
Oklahoma
$34,540
Maine
$34,520
South Carolina
$34,510
Missouri
$34,490
Nebraska
$34,470
North Carolina
$34,020
Tennessee
$33,350
South Dakota
$33,290
Montana
$33,170
Virginia
$33,090
Kentucky
$32,750
Connecticut
$32,390
Michigan
$32,370
West Virginia
$32,300
Illinois
$32,150
Idaho
$31,980
Georgia
$31,640
Arkansas
$31,500
Utah
$31,170
Louisiana
$30,290
Texas
$29,530
Mississippi
$28,030
Kansas
$27,710
Delaware
$26,780
District of Columbia
$25,390
Arizona
$24,730
Puerto Rico
$24,620
Hawaii
$23,990



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