Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists

Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,830 2.4 % $17.17 $35,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.38 $13.37 $16.77 $20.53 $24.15
Annual Wage (2) $21,600 $27,810 $34,890 $42,690 $50,230


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,540 0.35 $18.73 $38,950
Offices of Physicians 14,260 0.57 $17.19 $35,760
Business Support Services 13,420 1.49 $15.22 $31,650
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,880 0.74 $19.28 $40,100
Employment Services 1,680 0.05 $15.08 $31,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 13,420 1.49 $15.22 $31,650
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,880 0.74 $19.28 $40,100
Offices of Physicians 14,260 0.57 $17.19 $35,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,540 0.35 $18.73 $38,950
Outpatient Care Centers 1,580 0.21 $17.80 $37,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $22.33 $46,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.18 $19.30 $40,140
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,880 0.74 $19.28 $40,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 200 0.01 $18.78 $39,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,540 0.35 $18.73 $38,950


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,220 0.66 1.57 $15.79 $32,840
Texas 4,290 0.37 0.88 $16.97 $35,310
California 3,990 0.26 0.61 $21.15 $44,000
Pennsylvania 3,000 0.53 1.25 $16.80 $34,940
New York 2,870 0.32 0.76 $17.77 $36,950



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 640 1.56 3.72 $14.83 $30,840
North Dakota 480 1.08 2.56 $16.74 $34,810
Vermont 280 0.91 2.16 $18.06 $37,570
Wisconsin 2,100 0.76 1.80 $18.63 $38,750
Montana 320 0.72 1.71 $15.22 $31,660



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.11 0.25 $23.45 $48,780
Massachusetts 810 0.24 0.57 $22.55 $46,910
California 3,990 0.26 0.61 $21.15 $44,000
Washington 1,610 0.54 1.28 $20.57 $42,790
Connecticut 710 0.43 1.02 $20.02 $41,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.25 0.60 $19.24 $40,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,370 1.22 2.92 $13.10 $27,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,200 0.48 1.15 $15.85 $32,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 0.61 $25.02 $52,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,030 0.85 2.02 $18.87 $39,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 840 0.24 0.56 $17.06 $35,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.44 1.04 $16.44 $34,190
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 790 0.83 1.98 $10.23 $21,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 770 0.41 0.98 $17.98 $37,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 760 0.49 1.18 $21.22 $44,150