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Estimated employment730
Mean wage19.73
Entry wage14.46
10th percentile wage13.17
50th percentile wage19.75
90th percentile wage27.16
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services66090.2%
Professional and Business Services709.8%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Professional and Business Services7019.81
Education and Health Services66019.72
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
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$19.73 $16.25  $3.48
2013$19.70+.2%$16.23 +.2%$3.47
2012$19.45+1.3%$16.02 +1.3%$3.43
2011$19.16+1.5%$15.79 +1.5%$3.38
2010$18.90+1.4%$15.57 +1.4%$3.33
2009$18.70+1.1%$15.40 +1.1%$3.29
2008$18.33+2.0%$15.10 +2.0%$3.23
2007$17.83+2.8%$14.69 +2.8%$3.14
2006$17.13+4.1%$14.11 +4.1%$3.02
2005$16.65+2.9%$13.72 +2.9%$2.93
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$19.73 $26.43  -$6.69
2013$19.70+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$6.66
2012$19.45+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$6.38
2011$19.16+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$6.22
2010$18.90+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$6.08
2009$18.70+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$5.86
2008$18.33+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$5.90
2007$17.83+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$5.78
2006$17.13+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$5.72
2005$16.65+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$5.50

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 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor - Office of Research
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