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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment30
Mean wage$20.91
Entry wage$16.31
10th percentile wage$15.55
50th percentile wage$21.28
90th percentile wage$24.99
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services30100.0%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services3021.28
Medical Transcriptionists (31-9094)
Use transcribing machines with headset and foot pedal to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals dictating a variety of medical reports, such as emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form to the dictator for review and signature, or correction.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$21.28 $15.62  $5.66
2016$20.32+4.7%$14.92 +4.7%$5.40
2015$19.97+1.7%$14.66 +1.7%$5.31
2014$19.58+2.0%$14.37 +2.0%$5.21
2013$19.33+1.3%$14.19 +1.3%$5.14
2012$19.05+1.5%$13.98 +1.5%$5.07
2011$18.78+1.4%$13.79 +1.4%$5.00
2010$18.58+1.1%$13.64 +1.1%$4.94
2009$18.22+2.0%$13.37 +2.0%$4.85
2008$17.72+2.8%$13.01 +2.8%$4.71
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$21.28 $21.67  -$0.39
2016$20.32+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$0.65
2015$19.97+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%-$0.56
2014$19.58+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%-$0.52
2013$19.33+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%-$0.36
2012$19.05+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%-$0.30
2011$18.78+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%-$0.27
2010$18.58+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$0.14
2009$18.22+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%-$0.25
2008$17.72+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%-$0.28
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$21.54230
North Central$20.67130
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$21.54230
North Central$20.67130
Wages in other areas
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