Updated February 9, 2022
Average Medical Scribe Salary
15.84 hourly
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$32,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$25,000 yearly
$25,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$42,000
90 %
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What is a Medical Scribe's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
75th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
Average$32,946$2,746$16
25th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13
10th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12

Average Medical Scribe Salary By State

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Medical Scribe average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$23,373$11.24969
Alaska$43,894$21.10146
Arizona$30,761$14.791,281
Arkansas$24,339$11.70562
California$41,190$19.805,640
Colorado$30,796$14.811,175
Connecticut$36,585$17.59856
Delaware$33,235$15.98255
District of Columbia$38,440$18.48178
Florida$29,027$13.963,519
Georgia$26,088$12.542,082
Hawaii$46,046$22.14164
Idaho$31,264$15.03372
Illinois$35,411$17.022,357
Indiana$27,300$13.131,260
Iowa$32,792$15.77508
Kansas$25,838$12.42440
Kentucky$28,424$13.67819
Louisiana$27,125$13.04571
Maine$33,381$16.05401
Maryland$33,068$15.901,638
Massachusetts$37,324$17.941,965
Michigan$34,868$16.761,568
Minnesota$37,857$18.201,820
Mississippi$27,369$13.16359
Missouri$28,968$13.931,192
Montana$31,049$14.93127
Nebraska$30,058$14.45508
Nevada$33,146$15.94411
New Hampshire$34,211$16.45268
New Jersey$35,786$17.201,484
New Mexico$33,007$15.87280
New York$36,511$17.553,097
North Carolina$24,916$11.982,226
North Dakota$35,351$17.00239
Ohio$36,136$17.372,526
Oklahoma$24,352$11.71466
Oregon$39,167$18.83702
Pennsylvania$29,163$14.023,199
Rhode Island$37,398$17.98327
South Carolina$27,406$13.18983
South Dakota$29,543$14.20139
Tennessee$26,291$12.641,524
Texas$29,822$14.342,733
Utah$32,750$15.75698
Vermont$44,586$21.44171
Virginia$28,969$13.931,693
Washington$40,913$19.672,077
West Virginia$25,589$12.30546
Wisconsin$32,898$15.821,328
Wyoming$30,693$14.76139

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Highest Paying Cities For Medical Scribe

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Oakland, CA$43,800$21.06
Lakewood, WA$41,552$19.98
Portland, OR$38,769$18.64
Minneapolis, MN$37,891$18.22
Newton, MA$37,257$17.91
Babylon, NY$36,687$17.64

How much does a Medical Scribe make?

The average Medical Scribe salary is $32,946 per year, or $15.84 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, California, and Washington provide the highest Medical Scribe salaries.

Average Medical Scribe Salary Over Time

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    Medical Scribe Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$32,900$15.84+2.9%
    2021$32,000$15.38+3.4%
    2020$30,900$14.85+3.4%
    2019$29,800$14.35+2.9%
    2018$29,000$13.94+3.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Medical Scribe Salary
    A Medical Transcriptionist is responsible for accurately transcribing audio records from Physicians and other health workers as part of a patient's medical history or other necessary documentation. Most of the time, a Medical Transcriptionist must sign non-disclosure agreements as the majority of the information relayed are personal and confidential. Furthermore, they must be meticulous in detecting inconsistencies and errors, translating or converting the information gathered into various medical documents, performing edits and revision, and following up any missing detail.
    Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $34,531

    Phlebotomists are workers in the medical field who specialize in drawing blood from patients. They ensure that patients are prepared by explaining the procedure to them, showing them tools they will use and where their blood will be stored, and answering any questions the patients may have. Phlebotomists then draw blood from the patient, patch up the area where the blood was drawn, and store the blood samples in properly labeled vials or blood bags. After the procedure, they send the blood samples to the laboratory for testing, transfusion, or any other use that there may be.
    Certified Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $34,866

    A certified phlebotomist is a medical professional who specializes in drawing blood through venipuncture or finger and heel pricks, preparing the samples for laboratory procedures. Besides collecting blood, a phlebotomist is also responsible for gathering patient information, verifying identification, reviewing medical histories, labeling vials, and maintaining records, including diagnostic findings. They are also in charge of keeping laboratory equipment clean, discarding trash appropriately, and organizing supplies according to policies, ordering new supplies when necessary. Above all, a certified phlebotomist maintains an open and transparent communication line with nurses and physicians for an efficient workflow.

    Mobile Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $32,784

    A mobile phlebotomist mostly travels to various places such as patients' homes and nursing facilities to draw blood samples for laboratory analysis and medical condition diagnosis. Their responsibilities revolve around gathering information to verify the patient's identification, coordinating with nurses or facility officials, labeling and organizing samples according to a set of protocols, delivering samples to designated areas, and maintaining patient records. Furthermore, as a mobile phlebotomist, it is essential to monitor the quantity and cleanliness of supply, properly discarding used items such as syringes and cotton.
    Nurse Technician

    Avg. salary: $33,101

    Nurse technicians, also known as nursing aides, assistants, or attendants, usually work in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Primarily, they help a registered nurse by providing essential mobility, care, and support to patients. Everyday routine duties include maintaining patients' hygiene and moving them using wheelchairs or stretchers around the facility for their meals, treatment, events, and other activities. They do tasks that help improve a patient's comfort level and become their caregivers in the long run. This job requires a high school diploma along with the completed certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
    Medical Assisting Extern

    Avg. salary: $38,860

    A medical assisting extern is responsible for supporting the medical team in ensuring that the patients are offered the best care services by providing treatments and medications. Medical assisting externs' duties include practicing their medical skills by shadowing on medical professionals' activities, assisting patients with their inquiries and concerns, facilitating medical procedures with the doctor's supervision, and learning to operate medical tools and equipment as needed. A medical assisting extern must have excellent knowledge in the health industry, as well as a fast-learner to be familiarized with the complexities of medical processes and procedures.
    Medical Transcriptionist

    Avg. salary: $41,196

    A Medical Transcriptionist is responsible for accurately transcribing audio records from Physicians and other health workers as part of a patient's medical history or other necessary documentation. Most of the time, a Medical Transcriptionist must sign non-disclosure agreements as the majority of the information relayed are personal and confidential. Furthermore, they must be meticulous in detecting inconsistencies and errors, translating or converting the information gathered into various medical documents, performing edits and revision, and following up any missing detail.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Phlebotomist$34,531$2,878$16.60174,405
    Certified Phlebotomist$34,867$2,906$16.76181,523
    Mobile Phlebotomist$32,785$2,732$15.76177,139
    Nurse Technician$33,102$2,758$15.91227,401
    Medical Assisting Extern$38,860$3,238$18.68184,536
    Medical Transcriptionist$41,197$3,433$19.8162,721
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    Medical Scribe Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Medical Scribe can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Medical Scribe Salary By Experience Level

    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$28,800$13.85
    Mid Level$30,100$14.46
    Senior Level$34,100$16.39

    Which Companies Pay Medical Scribes The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Medical Scribe, being employed by a company such as Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters or Hoag would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Prime Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University also report highly competitive salaries for Medical Scribes.

    And if you're looking for a job, here are the five top employers hiring now:

    1. Ochsner Health System Jobs (4)
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    3. Intermountain Healthcare Jobs (7)
    4. Envision Healthcare Jobs (56)
    5. Cep America Jobs (51)

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    Recently Added Medical Scribe Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    ActalentMedical ScribeOklahoma City, OK01/24/2022$31,305
    Cornerstone MedicalMedical ScribeDallas, TX01/24/2022$35,479
    ActalentMedical Scribe (In-Person)Minneapolis, MN01/18/2022$34,436
    Envision HealthcareCIM/Medical ScribeSyracuse, NY01/04/2022$31,305
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    Average Medical Scribe Salary by Demographic

    Medical Scribe Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $33,574
    female-income
    Female Income
    $32,749
    GenderIncome
    Male$33,574
    Female$32,749
    Median Medical Scribe Income by Race
    Asian Medical Scribes have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Medical Scribes have the lowest average salary at $32,568.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Medical Scribe Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$32,836
    Black or African American$32,976
    Asian$34,646
    Hispanic or Latino$32,782
    Average Medical Scribe Salary by Education Level
    Medical Scribes with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $43,877 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Medical Scribes earn a median annual income of $33,673 compared to $32,946 for Medical Scribes with an Associate degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Medical Scribe Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$32,749
    Master's Degree$43,877
    Bachelor's Degree$33,673
    Some College/ Associate Degree$32,946