The average salary for a medical transcriptionist in the U.S., as of September 2015, is $14 an hour. The salary range for this position is $10 to $20 an hour. Medical transcriptionists that have a skill in neurology tend to have higher pay.
Medical transcriptionists are responsible for inputting various codes from a doctor or nurse's notes into an electronic database. Some transcriptionists work from home while others work in the hospital or medical clinic. Some transcriptionists also work with audio from a doctor's notes and input it into the program. They must be familiar with medical codes and terminology.