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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

How many lines on average can a Medical Transcriptionists type a minute?

What do they typically get paid a line working from home?

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    1 decade ago
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    The U. S. government Occupational Outlook Handbook has this to say about earnings for medical transcriptionists;

    Medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $13.64 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.50 and $16.32. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.67, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $19.11. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical transcriptionists in May 2004 were:

    General medical and surgical hospitals $13.83

    Offices of physicians 13.40

    Business support services 13.40

    Compensation methods for medical transcriptionists vary. Some are paid based on the number of hours they work or on the number of lines they transcribe. Others receive a base pay per hour with incentives for extra production. Employees of transcription services and independent contractors almost always receive production-based pay. Independent contractors earn more than do transcriptionists who work for others, but independent contractors have higher expenses than their corporate counterparts, receive no benefits, and may face higher risk of termination than do employed transcriptionists.


    I cannot find how many lines on average are produced but these hourly wages should give you a good idea of what a person can earn - obviously, the faster the typist the higher the earnings. The pay would likely be higher than it was in May 2004, but this is the latest date for which accurate figures are available.


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