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How much do medical transcriptionists make?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that medical transcriptionists make a median annual income of $35,270 as of May 2020, which is approximately $17.94 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of medical transcriptionists earned less than $21,790 each year, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $55,220 each year. The job outlook for medical transcriptionists is worse than all professions, including health care support occupations. The BLS projects that the number of medical transcriptionists will decrease by 2% over the next 10 years.
How much do medical transcriptionists earn in each state?
The table below compares medical transcriptionist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of medical transcriptionists in each state as well as the number of medical transcriptionists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.