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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Medical Transcriptionists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,330
25th Percentile Wage
$28,660
50th Percentile Wage
$35,720
75th Percentile Wage
$43,700
90th Percentile Wage
$51,640

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 $51,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,330. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical transcriptionists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,7202.32%4.76%
201534,8900.40%-
201434,7500.46%-
201334,5901.65%-
201234,020--

Table 2. Medical Transcriptionists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical transcriptionists in 7 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $39,560. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,560
Finance and Insurance
$38,740
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,460
Educational Services
$35,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,680

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 $23,970 to $49,990. The highest paying state for medical transcriptionists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $49,990. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,970. For more salary information of medical transcriptionists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$49,990
California
$45,580
Massachusetts
$45,470
Alaska
$43,300
Connecticut
$42,790
Minnesota
$42,330
Rhode Island
$42,160
Washington
$40,610
New Hampshire
$40,220
New Jersey
$39,410
Oregon
$38,620
Missouri
$37,530
Wisconsin
$37,450
Wyoming
$37,400
New York
$37,280
Arizona
$36,430
Maryland
$36,020
Indiana
$35,980
Texas
$35,870
Pennsylvania
$35,860
Vermont
$35,830
Ohio
$35,810
North Dakota
$35,260
Georgia
$34,990
Maine
$34,680
Oklahoma
$34,500
South Carolina
$34,250
Nebraska
$34,240
Illinois
$34,150
Colorado
$34,070
Florida
$34,020
Iowa
$33,980
North Carolina
$33,850
Virginia
$33,530
Kentucky
$33,460
Montana
$33,090
Alabama
$32,970
Michigan
$32,910
Idaho
$32,630
Tennessee
$32,550
Utah
$32,040
New Mexico
$31,970
Nevada
$31,960
West Virginia
$31,710
Kansas
$31,340
South Dakota
$31,040
Arkansas
$30,880
Mississippi
$30,100
Delaware
$29,540
Louisiana
$28,950
Hawaii
$25,210
Puerto Rico
$23,970


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