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Pay per hour

Posted By: NCMT on 2007-03-25
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If you are an experienced MT (10 years) with Meditech, Dictaphone Extext experience, Word, and experienced in various programs to access voice files, what would be the hourly wage offered to you to work in-house in the state you currently live?  Thanks.

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think, people! If she does 250 lines/hour, same docs daily, will make $15/hour
100,000/year - no way. I charge $35/hour and work 10 hour days - sm

what's not to believe - I said that I charge $35/hour and work 10 hour days AND DO NOT MAKE - sm

try READING the post.
$35/hour x five 10-hour days = $1,750 gross/week.
$20 an hour is not even average for radiology. You should not make less than $25-30 per hour. sm
I work for Keystrokes and have for 3 years. I average 25 reports an hour, which is $31.25 an hour. I have 401, health insurance, direct deposit, life insurance. My lead tells me I'm wonderful when I talk to her, but I do not need a daily pat on the back.

I also have a good friend who works for them on a clinic. She only makes 0.08 per line but does 300 lines an hour, which is $24 an hour, again higher than your $20.

I don't think we're selling ourselves short. There are companies out there that are good to work for, 6 or 8 of them that I know of personally. Don't settle for $20 an hour.
Well if I could do 500 lines per hour, I would be making 35.00 an hour. sm
nothing to sneeze at. More than fair for having a 2-year degree. Come on people, we are all acting like we expect 6-digit incomes! Whatev!
If that's $9.50 an hour, that would be just under 6.5 cpl at 150 lines an hour. nm
Are there any QAs out there that are getting paid by the hour at 15+/hour? If so, where are you and
how are the work conditions/requirements/benefits,etc?
For example, I count every hour on the hour with my job
and while I was posting here and also checking email in between I averaged $22 an hour for 2 hours, not bad for someone who is a) slow or b) does not have a lot of time in transcription work; therefore making me a prime candidate for VR.

Anyone know of a service that pays by the hour for full-time and lets you work at home?

24-48 hour TAT and that's what they get....NM
For 13.50/hour to QA - um - no thank you
24-hour TAT
Many of you post about having a job with a 24-hour TAT and/or no scheduled times as long as the work gets done.  Are there nationals that offer that or is it usually a local arrangement?  I want to find something that doesn't have a specific shift, just letting me work as I fit it in during the day.
24-hour TAT

We actually have 48-hour TAT.  I work for a local cardiology group in my area.  We can work whenever we want as long as the work gets done within that amount of time.  We can work weekends to make up for time during the week, etc..  That is the main reason I hate to give up my job.  I could make a little more elsewhere, but I prefer the flexibility.

$10 less an hour
I was laid off from HIS about 2 years ago. I had quit Edix to go to work for HIS as it was a better job. When I was laid off, I was denied unemployment, as I had quit the prior job. I hope those of you who just got laid off have better luck with unemployment. It is estimated from previous employment, unless you have worked for HIS for 1 year.
Do I take a job that is -10 per hour? sm
I got a job offer already but it is $10 a hour less than I was making at Heartland as a QA. The only perk is the bennies. Do I take it? Even unemployment would pay more I think!
$20+ per hour for QA.........
which is what is should be! Do you realize the admission clerks or people that greet patients and input info into the computer can make 16 or more an hour for data entry type work?!?! Can everyone please start respecting themselves and this profession. It's really starting to upset me :(
$8 hour an hour
I hope I misunderstand your response. Are you saying $8 an hour is a fair wage for a professional MT? Furthermore a true IC should be compensated approximately 50% more than the going rate to cover taxes, lost benefits, time off, etc. If companies could not get MTs to work for 7-8 cents a line as ICs, then I truly think we would be in this position. Unfortunately, we have become the trailer trash of the medical field because some, not all, MTs are willing to settle for less than they are worth. I am wondering what the long-term consequence will be for this field. Certainly it will not attract the level of professionals it should.

Too low - more like $16-20 per hour. nm
24 Hour TAT
I don't know of any national companies, but have you tried local doctor's in your area? I have a 48 hour TAT for the 5 doctors that I work for. Good luck in your search.
12-24 hour TAT job
See the info. on LTS on the company board. I have worked there for 5 years, good people, pay on time, no spaces though; but you have about a 24 hour TAT, depends on when you get the sound files I guess off the FTP. I used to get my work at about 5pm, due back by 3:30 the next day (though some is due back by 10 a.m. due to it being picked up by the courier for delivery). I am now getting my voice files by 10 a.m. so I have at least 24 hour TAT (more actually). So it is a true IC job which is nice; you tell them how many minutes of work you want and then have it back to them the next day no later than 3:30 p.m. and everyone is happy. The only thing they ask is a little warning if you are not planning to work a day, week, whatever, the more notice the better. But good people and will work with you with emergencies, etc. They know life happens.
MDI-MD gives you a 24-hour TAT. nm

They are saying $8 to $9 per hour...

but this seems low to me.  I was just wondering what the range was in different states or this would be the normal range for this position.  Thanks.

at LEAST $30/hour
i was there last year and made at least that much without trouble.
I have a 12 hour
They set them up around dayshift or afternoon.  I work a 12 hour window on dayshift and it is between 5AM and 5PM.  Works perfect for my schedule around the house. 
Pay by hour
I don't think I've ever heard of an MT being paid by the hour to work from home.  Our small local hospital MTs work from home and they are paid per line.  They are  hospital employees.  Even if you did find one willing to pay by the hour they probably wouldn't pay more than minimum wage.  Very sadly when I started MT on-the-job training in a hospital, I was paid minimum wage and it looks like we're going to go full circle.
how much per hour?
i am trying to figure out the rates for speech editing relative to MT. I figure that at 8-8.5 cpl, i can make $20+ per hour with decent docs. but i haven no idea about speech - you say 5 cpl. can you make $20/hour at 5 cpl. that is 400 lines an hour - i sure couldn't type 400 lines. can you actually edit 400 lines per hour? wouldn't you like fall asleep after just reading and listening to reports for 4-5 hours. what happens if you miss stuff?
$10 hour + 7 cpl

Making at least that hourly, plus 7 cpl, plus employee status (PTO, holidays, blah blah blah.)

Doesn't sound like I'm getting that raw of a deal.

Why? I am doing $32 to $35 per hour at 8.5 cpl sm
My next career I'll be billing out at $90 an hour, but I have not finished my degree yet.  Still, $30 an hour even is excellent for being home, calling your own shots and working at your own pace. 
I believe they pay more than 5.5 an hour, but
$25 an hour
Are you on a specialty account? I would like to hear from somebody who is thrown into a pool with hundreds of doctors and interns who averages $25 an hour from home. Must be superwoman/or superman. Maybe inhouse with all the macros? Maybe there is just something wrong with me? Share your secret.
To MTHeaded - Please tell us the name of the company you work for and how much you get paid (per line?, per hour?, per page? ) as I have never heard of anyone making between $50 and $70 an hour routinely. Do you have a lot of normals? What's the secret?
That's $20.00 an hour...sm
I feel for you.  What chump change.
One hour more is a lot to some of us. I, for one, have a s/m
large family including small children and older children who need to be run everywhere, etc. I already get up at 5 a.m. to start my work to get finished by the time my first child comes home from school. One more hour IS a lot to parents who are already stretched too thin as it is.

It is easy to sit back and give someone a hard time and say they are whining, but until you have been in the shoes of a frazzled single parent or otherwise, whose schedule is harried as it is, please do not criticize us for having an opinion on the extra hour. You aren't gaining anything by saying we have a sense of entitlement. What, by chance, entitles you to criticize us? I am glad you have extra time in your day, but some of us do not. I wish to God that I did.
24 hour tat
Uh, you said 4 cpl and $20-something per hour.
At just $20 per hour, that's 4000 lines per day.
Now it's from 12 to 16 per hour.

At $10 an hour.................. nm
Think you mean per day, not per hour.
$!2 to $14 an hour? doing what? sm
more like 5.7 for VR and 9 for straight typing (combo) and there is not much of that, averaged out to 6.7 a line, I quit.
How many lines do you do an hour?
I type 350-400 and edit about 325-375.  What about you??
MT paid by the hour?????
Does anyone know of any Transcription companies that pay by the hour instead of by the line.  Please let me know of any.
At least $16/hour, but preferably $19-$20. nm
300 Lines An Hour
Very doubtful...What on earth account are you doing...There are several of us above and beyond experienced and familiar with DQS and no way can you produce that on a daily basis..Sorry Charley...Must be incognito staff..Rha Rha Rha
or a 12 hour window/ - nm
24-hour window
Yes, MedScript in Florida, not to be confused with MedScribe.
MDI-MD gives you a 24-hour window sm
to do your lines for the day, whatever you committed to.  The pay is great, and hte accounts are easy.  You do have to pay your own LD, but with so many unlimited plans available, that is really not a big deal for me.  They hire statutory employees, which means they take out your FICA (and match), but no other taxes.  Good luck!
Well - you need to charge $50-60 an hour and you will. nm
I don't buy the $33+ an hour crap.
Wow ... 400+ lines per hour ... my hat's off to you :-) sm

If I sit and totally focus and make my fingers fly as fast as they can, I can do 400 lines in an hour ....... but just for that ONE hour.  After that, it's a law of diminishing returns.   I tried it one day ... 410 the first hour, 375 the next, then 310 ... and then it was nap time!  (smile)

I have thought about getting into QA at least part-time.  I have to do lots of stretching exercises and load up on Advil, or my tendinitis flares and then I can't do much of anything.

Thanks for validating what I said.  I wasn't trying to brag or anything -- maybe I came off wrong.    Maybe I should tell Dorothy I need a bonus for defending the company (smile).

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

20-25 reports an hour LOL
I don't know where you come from or who you work for, but I make VERY good $$$ as an MT rad and 20-25 reports/hr is only for short bone/chest xrays. I do many, many involved CTs, interventional, MRIs, etc - many more of these than xray. Clients are very happy with my work and have sent emails thanking me. In fact, I am a top producer on the a/c's I work on. So do not try to tell me. One a/c I work on is a very majorly large a/c with over 100 MDs with a simple system.