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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
55,780 3.3 % $16.93 $35,210 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $12.35 $16.05 $20.41 $24.64
Annual Wage (2) $22,160 $25,690 $33,380 $42,460 $51,260


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)
Business Support Services 18,480 2.07 $14.32 $29,790
Offices of Physicians 14,980 0.57 $17.58 $36,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,630 0.17 $20.09 $41,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,600 0.17 $17.65 $36,710
Employment Services 1,570 0.04 $15.92 $33,100

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 18,480 2.07 $14.32 $29,790
Offices of Physicians 14,980 0.57 $17.58 $36,570
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,380 0.50 $20.45 $42,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,630 0.17 $20.09 $41,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,600 0.17 $17.65 $36,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $22.97 $47,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 310 0.02 $21.98 $45,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $21.34 $44,380
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,380 0.50 $20.45 $42,540
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 160 0.02 $20.11 $41,820


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)
California 5,270 0.30 0.80 $19.02 $39,560
Florida 4,440 0.50 1.33 $16.65 $34,640
Texas 4,280 0.34 0.91 $15.28 $31,790
New York 2,700 0.28 0.75 $16.79 $34,910
Pennsylvania 2,640 0.45 1.18 $17.04 $35,450




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 450 1.05 2.77 $17.60 $36,610
Nebraska 790 0.80 2.11 $19.57 $40,700
Oregon 1,470 0.77 2.03 $18.03 $37,500
Nevada 1,040 0.75 1.97 $16.43 $34,170
Kansas 960 0.69 1.82 $16.26 $33,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 530 0.18 0.48 $21.50 $44,720
New Jersey 970 0.24 0.62 $20.94 $43,560
Vermont 100 0.33 0.86 $19.77 $41,120
Nebraska 790 0.80 2.11 $19.57 $40,700
Wyoming 60 0.23 0.61 $19.38 $40,310





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,120 0.50 1.32 $17.03 $35,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,420 0.25 0.66 $17.04 $35,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,680 0.36 0.95 $14.50 $30,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,550 0.42 1.12 $14.85 $30,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,520 1.18 3.10 $15.03 $31,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,030 0.32 0.85 $15.75 $32,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 990 0.36 0.95 $16.00 $33,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 900 0.75 1.96 $16.80 $34,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 0.39 1.04 $17.57 $36,550
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 800 0.78 2.06 $16.25 $33,800




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corvallis, OR 80 2.21 5.81 $19.67 $40,900
Gadsden, AL 60 1.58 4.16 $11.58 $24,080
Sioux Falls, SD 230 1.47 3.86 $17.96 $37,350
Bismarck, ND 100 1.45 3.81 $18.19 $37,830
Chico, CA 110 1.35 3.55 $19.75 $41,090
Medford, OR 110 1.28 3.36 $21.97 $45,700
Topeka, KS 140 1.24 3.27 $11.43 $23,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,520 1.18 3.10 $15.03 $31,260
Tucson, AZ 410 1.10 2.90 $13.53 $28,140
Rapid City, SD 70 1.06 2.79 $18.33 $38,130