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Medical Transcription Salary in Australia

A Medical Transcription Salary in Australia is usually based on production. This means that you get paid for the work that you produce, and can choose your own work hours. You may be paid on an hourly rate or fixed wage, like an employee, however, this will depend on where you work and who you work for.

According to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for medical transcriptionists with editing skills is:

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The average hourly rate for medical transcriptionists without editing skills is:

$20.02 Starting hourly pay rate
$25.42 Average hourly pay rate
$30.16 Experienced hourly pay rate

There are four stages of a career in medical transcription to consider when determining their salary. These are:

  • Entry-level less than 5 years of experience

  • Mid-career 5 to 10 years of experience

  • Experienced 10 to 20 years of experience

  • Late-career greater than 20 years of experience

The Salary for a Medical Transcriptionist in Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for medical transcriptionists in Australia.

In Australia, the average pay for a medical transcriptionist who is at entry-level is $48,000 per year. For a medical transcriptionist who is in their mid-career, the average pay is $53,000 per year. Whereas, the average pay for a medical transcriptionist who is in their late-career is $56,000 per year.

We have compared the medical transcription salary in Australia, with the salary of each state. You can find out how your state ranks below.

Medical Transcription Salary in NSW

The Salary for a Medical Transcriptionist in NSW

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for medical transcriptionists in NSW, compared to the pay rates for medical transcriptionists in Australia.

In NSW, the pay rate for medical transcriptionists is $26.93 per hour, compared to the pay rate for medical transcriptionists in Australia, which is $25.45 per hour.

Medical transcriptionists in NSW can choose to work in Sydney and Newcastle. However, as this is an online occupation, they can also work from regional and remote areas, such as Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Western Sydney and the Southern Inland.

Medical Transcription Salary in Victoria

The Salary for a Medical Transcriptionist in Victoria vs. Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay for medical transcription in Victoria, compared to the medical transcription pay in Australia.

The medical transcription pay rate in Victoria is $47,962 per year, however, the pay rate for medical transcription in Australia is $48,541 per year.

In Victoria, Medical transcriptionists can work in Melbourne and Geelong. However, as this is an online occupation, they can also work from regional and remote locations, such as the Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Bendigo and Ballarat.

Pay rate for entry-level medical transcriptionists in Victoria vs. Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for entry-level medical transcriptionists in Victoria.

The pay rate for an entry-level medical transcriptionist in Victoria is $49,521 per year. In saying that, the pay rate for an entry-level medical transcriptionist in Australia is $47,951 per year.

Pay rate for mid-career medical transcriptionists in Victoria vs. Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for mid-career medical transcriptionists in Victoria.

The pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Victoria, who is in their mid-career is $26.19 per hour. In contrast, the pay rate for a medical transcriptionists in Australia, who is in their mid-career is $25.66 per hour.

Pay rate for late-career medical transcriptionists in Victoria vs. Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for late-career medical transcriptionists in Victoria.

The pay rate for a medical transcriptionist who is in Victoria and in their late-career is $28.32 per hour. In contrast, the pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Australia and is in their late-career is $27.45 per hour.

Medical Transcription Salary in Western Australia

The Salary for a Medical Transcriptionist in Western Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for medical transcriptionists in Western Australia, compared to the average pay rates for medical transcriptionists in Australia.

The medical transcription pay in Western Australia is $27.49 per hour, in comparison, the pay rate for medical transcriptionists in Australia is $25.45 per hour.

In Western Australia, medical transcriptionists can choose to work in Perth, as well as remote locations such as the Kimberley, Gascoyne, Great West, South West and Wheat Belt.

Pay rate for experienced medical transcriptionists in Western Australia

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for experienced medical transcriptionists in Western Australia.

The pay rate for an experienced medical transcriptionist in Western Australia is $28.45 per hour, however, the pay rate for experienced medical transcriptionist in Australia is $26.34 per hour.

Medical Transcription Salary in Queensland

The Salary for a Medical Transcriptionist in Queensland

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rates for medical transcriptionists in Queensland, compared to the medical transcription pay rates in Australia.

The pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Queensland is $25.17 per hour, whereas, the pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Australia is $25.45 per hour.

Medical transcriptionists in Queensland can choose to work in Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. However, as this is an online occupation, they can also work from remote locations, such as Mackay, Central, North and Far North Queensland.

Pay rate for late-career medical transcriptionists in QLD

Source: *Pay Scale Website. The graph shows the average pay rate for late-career medical transcriptionists in Queensland.

The pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Queensland, who is in their late-career is $28.50 per hour, however, the pay rate for a medical transcriptionist in Australia who is in their late-career is $27.45 per hour.

Please note, the salary for working as a medical transcriptionist in Australia will vary depending on the company you work for and the type of work environment.

Do you want to find out which positions are paid on production compared to those based on a fixed income? To find out, check out our blog on career opportunities in medical transcription.

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Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

6 Comments

  1. Shahriar 29/02/2020 at 11:18 PM - Reply

    Do medical transcriptionist positions require Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency? Wanted to know if it would be a suitable job for people on student or post-graduate work visas.

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 03/03/2020 at 10:18 AM

      Hi Shahriar,

      Generally, most Australian employers do not stipulate citizenship or permanent residency requirements. However, many employers do formally require successful completion of a nationally recognised qualification such as the Diploma of Healthcare Documentation to qualify for work.

      I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.

      Thanks Shahriar.

  2. Vicki 22/01/2020 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    Would this type of work be cheaper for clients to outsource overseas, if it is all performed online?

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 23/01/2020 at 10:40 AM

      Hi Vicki,

      Fortunately medical data is rarely sent offshore. There are stringent rules and regulations in place to protect this information. Therefore, the majority of medical transcription services are performed right here in Australia.

      In regards to working online, most of our Recruitment Partners have online positions :). If you would like more information about how we can help you work online from home, please call 1300 737 781. Alternatively, if you would like to get started, you can enrol online at anytime.

      Thanks Vicki!

  3. Alex Marsh 17/05/2019 at 8:16 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much for the post; reading your blog was very informative! I enjoyed reading and learning from your content. I agree with the points you have mentioned here.

    • Lauren Day
      TalentMed 20/05/2019 at 9:04 AM

      Hi Alex,
      Thank you for your comment.
      If you would like more information about Medical Transcription in Australia, and how you may get started, please contact our Career Advisers on 1300 737 781 or via ask@talentmed.edu.au.
      Thanks Alex 🙂

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