Medical transcriptionists are most often employed by the
industry. The average yearly wage for Medical transcriptionists was Hospitals $26,410 in 2015. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical transcriptionists by wage are , Telephone operators and File clerks . Medical transcriptionists are part of the Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood Healthcare Support Occupations category, along with Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides; Occupational therapy assistants & aides; Physical therapist assistants & aides; Massage therapists; Dental assistants; and Medical assistants.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical transcriptionists are
, St. Croix & Dunn Counties PUMA, WI and Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical transcriptionists are Andover, Ramsey, Anoka & East Bethel Cities PUMA, MN , St. Croix & Dunn Counties PUMA, WI and Andover, Ramsey, Anoka & East Bethel Cities PUMA, MN . Citrus County PUMA, FL
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical transcriptionists and on wages and locations for those in the field.
is the industry that employs the most Medical transcriptionists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical transcriptionists, by average wage, is Hospitals . Medical transcriptionists are paid most in Outpatient care centers but are relatively concentrated in Clay, Polk, Roseau, Pennington, Marshall, Norman, Kittson & Red Lake Counties PUMA, MN . St. Croix & Dunn Counties PUMA, WI
2015, Medical transcriptionists earned an average of $26,410, $22,128 less than the average national salary of $48,539.
File clerks make somewhat more than Medical transcriptionists while Telephone operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical transcriptionists as measured by average annual salary in the US.
2015, Medical transcriptionists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than the national average of 0.486. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical transcriptionists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).
This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical transcriptionists.
This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a
relatively high population of Medical transcriptionists.
38,924 2015 workforce
1 year Growth
The number of people employed as Medical transcriptionists has been declining at a rate of -3.76%, from
40,446 people in 2014 to 38,924 people in 2015.
This graphic shows the share of Medical transcriptionists employed by various industries.
employs the largest share of Medical transcriptionists at Hospitals 34.9%, followed by with Business support services 32.3% and with Offices of physicians 16.7%.
Demographic information on Medical transcriptionists in the US. The average age of male Medical transcriptionists in the workforce is
35.6 and of female Medical transcriptionists is 49.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical transcriptionists is White.
36,916 Female Workforce
2,008 Male Workforce
94.8% of Medical transcriptionists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical transcriptionists.
Most common race or ethnicity of Medical transcriptionists
2. Black or African American
85.7% of Medical transcriptionists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.87% of Medical transcriptionists, Black or African American is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical transcriptionists.
Average Male Age
Average Female Age
The median age of Medical transcriptionists is
48.5, and Male employees are generally 13.6 years younger than than their Female counterparts.
Data on higher education choices for Medical transcriptionists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical transcriptionists is
but a relatively high number of Medical transcriptionists hold a major in Biology . Communications
ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
This graphic shows the share of Bachelor's Degree concentrations held by Medical transcriptionists whose highest degree obtained (which may be in another concentration) is a
. Bachelor's degree
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical transcriptionists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical transcriptionists need many skills, but most especially
Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical transcriptionists need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening.
Projections on wages and job growth for Medical transcriptionists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow
6.5%, but Medical transcriptionists are expected to see a growth of -3.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.
This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2014 to 2024) for Medical transcriptionists. This profession is expected to grow slower than
6.5%, the average rate of national job growth.