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Posted By: me me on 2008-05-29
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I'm reading good things about

MDI, WebMedx, Keystrokes and OSI.  Someone with knowledge, please rate on a scale of 1-5, 5 being best for pay and MT friendly.

Thanks in advance




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Not all companies pay 1/2 rate. get over it.

Do you think the companies can ask for a rate sm
increase every year from the hospital and clinics they service? No. As a former small owner, I can tell you I wanted to give raises but simply was not able to b/c the clients would not pay more. It's esp hard in this economy to keep up.
Webmedx and other companies. What pay rate for VR? (sm)
I work for MQ now and they pay 70% of your regular transcription line rate for voice recognition/editing.  Just wondering about Webmedx and any other companies.  Thanks in advance. 
Who are the good companies that do ASR and pay a decent rate?
I have been an MT a long time - 19 yrs and I am interested in learning ASR, but I need to get informed and rate, companies, realist expectations on lph, etc.  If you can help me out and share your knowledge, I would really appreciate it.  TIA.   I am going to try to line my e-mail in here, so you can e-mail me if you would like. 
companies that do not post line rate...
In some of these postings (I'm talking mostly about the big nationals here), the recruiters spend LOTS of time talking about what they have to offer but are noticeably silent about line rate. If a company has so much to offer, it should be proud of the line rate it is offering. It always seems like they are trying to rope me in in some way & then will spring the bad news on me once they have a captive audience, like a bunch of used car salesmen.

If I don't see a line rate next to pay/compensation I just substitute embarrassingly low & move on to the next listing.

I've had the thought that the listings should be divided into Big National and MTSO --- and within that, willing to show line rate and not willing to show line rate.

Anyone else?
You are aware that other companies pay a flat ASR rate? sm
Some pay as low as 2 to 2.5 cpl for ASR editing. With Webmedx your rate is based on your pay - and some MTs are making considerable productivity increases (40% and above) using Webmedx ASR, so they are actually making as much as straight transcription.
Lots of companies pay 1.5 times line rate

for holidays, but unless you work all day it doesn't add up to much.  My company pays for us to take the day off and then if you work you get your line rate, plus get paid anyway, or you can take another day off in the same pay period. 

which companies pay fair line rate with designated accounts? nm
Why are all these companies forcing VR at half rate? Are they losing money?
for MQ STAT employees tier rate applies to ME rate as well and how calcluated?
for a STAT MQ employee:  Does anyone know if the tier rate is going to be applied to the ME rate as well or are they going to go with the 80% of the MT rate for each tier level?  If the tier rate doesn't apply as well to the ME rate then going by the 80% of the MT rate is less than if the tier rate would be applied.  I'm sure that MQ is going to go by whatever keeps money in their pockets.  Guess this is a question for the supervisor tomorrow.
Their line rate was less than my current nat'l rate, even with mucho experience. nm
no msg
VR rate is 1/2 rate of traditional typing,I believe it is 4 cents line.

I took that to mean you can get to that rate after 1600 lines and that is not the starting rate.
Webmedx ASR rate is 70% of your regular line rate. sm
So if you are on a 9 cpl account, you get 6.3 CPL plus any bonus / incentives / shift differential.
From the current editing rate not typing rate
is the VR line rate 60% of the regular typing line rate?
TransTech and Medware, are these companies considered large, medium-sized or small companies? (sm)
Yikes.. That is only inline with companies like Focus and such. "Real" companies pay their MTs
decent rate.  I make over 5 cpl editing. So, if I got that slap in the face, I'd be outta there.
Is the ASR line rate 1/2 of transcription line rate? sm
Reason I ask is that I assume if they have ASR now that eventually all will be ASR except of course for the awful dictators as this seems to be the norm.
Do the research...most companies, and not just MT companies, do not pay for maternity leave...
we get time off but not paid...and I really don't even understand the point of you posting this...
How do you know which companies are Nationals and which are smaller companies.
Is there a list somewhere? I'm new to this.
By "most of the companies", I meant MORE than MT companies.
Sten-Tel is the platform. Different companies use it, pay and how companies run are different. nm
Pay rate
Pay rate?
How many years of experience as an MT do you have? Our old contract was based on that - wondering if it is still going to be that way.


Are there any companies who are offering 10 cpl or more for new hires on employee status these days? If so, I have yet to hear about them. From everything I have seen, with experience, 7-8 cpl seems to be the norm with shift differential and production incentives on top of that, plus, of course, any benefits offered.

I have also been very happy at MedWare. I do ER work for them along with some acute care. I have no plans to change jobs anytime in the near future.

Don't be put off by what you see. If you're at all interested, contact the recruiter. He/she can give a much better picture of what is available. Most of the time, on message boards you tend to get a higher percentage of negative comments regarding companies because the people who are happy don't typically take the time to come and write praises, while the people who are not happy are quick to vent. JMO, of course.

Top QA rate!

What would be considered the top rate being offered in the industry for QA? Does anyone know of companies paying good QA rates that they can recommed?

Thank You

Seems to be the going rate these day, but isn't
a good rate. 
My rate was over $300 nm
Why is the rate so low? sm

If I have to read the entire report to verify it is correct, it takes me just as much time as if I typed the report.  My TIME is what I am compensated for.  Why don't editors make the same line rate as transcriptionists?

RE; pay rate
i'm not sure what the norm is but they claim to start out at 8.5 cpl; they claim there are 8 levels, they said they put me at level 7 - hope that helps
V/R rate
what do you make now?

You will get that rate
a Deventure
What is the going rate for...

radiology per report these days?  Been getting paid by line and now have opportunity to switch to per report so just trying to weigh the options.


rate of pay
I'm going from a national back to the hospital I left some years ago, for many reasons, one of which is they grant benefits to parttimers and I haven't had a vacation in 3 years. However, their pay rates have changed, it's paid per character (but not space), instead of by line. I wish I'd written it down. Changes in how to determine MT pay are never a good thing, so I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with different methods of figuring pay. In the past,this hospital paid their MT's very generously, so I hope it can't be anything too drastic.
That is a much better rate..(sm)
I left Medquist in July and didn't have insurance coverage until I was eligible at KS in December. So I just took it and figured I would shop around for a cheaper plan at least while I was covered. I'm so glad they're getting insurance that is less expensive. Thanks! 
QA rate
There are still plenty of companies out there that pay an hourly rate but youre right, if you do it by line you would have to go pretty darn fast to make what you normally make and quality would suffer. I think companies that are doing this as a consequence of people not doing what they are supposed to be doing in the first place. I have seen a lot of abuse of this position.
ASR pay rate

What companies are currently transitioning to ASR and, if so, what line rate are they paying for this? 

Is it better to charge a client by line, by page, by word, or by character and if so what do you charge?
The going rate where?
I will be paying $70 and some change a week for me and my two children at DeVenture. It's only $20 a week for me.
Pay rate
About 8-9 cpl depending on experience, plus incentives as posted below.
low rate of pay - sm
my friend currently works for them doing rad and she constantly runs out of work and gets 1.15 per report - she thinks the rate should be higher per report
Don't know if there is a set rate...
but it probably depends on your experience and background. Also, someone I know who worked on their speech recognition platform said it was really difficult to work with...nowhere near as good as Escription!
rate for rad
I was getting 16.00 per hour w/8 years experience.
What is FN's rate for SR? nm
How is the pay rate there?
Generally what is the pay rate per line at Keystrokes? Any bonuses, etc.?
That's right , it was the going rate
for the time - which if you note was 27 YEARS AGO!

How can people be manipulated to think a wage that was GOOD 27 years ago is ACCEPTABLE TODAY?

Yes, you can *survive* on $35,000 but why should you have to? Why would anyone be WILLing to slave over this work for 27-YEAR-OLD wages?

Yes and Yes, but I don't know the rate.
Someone told me that you have to be at 1800+ lines a day, plus need to have worked there for a while, plus be very versatile as the other poster said, to get 11 cpl. Just as in any job, you should try to ask for a raise instead of waiting to be offered one and list out the reasons you think you deserve one.
I asked about this and was told it is not true. They do not offer 11cpl if you do 1800+ lpd.
anyone know pay rate at MD-IT?
Any other info on 'em would be helpful.  Thx