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Any idea the pay range?

Posted By: sounds interesting on 2009-04-14
In Reply to: It is an entry position. - exMQer


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Pay range here is $13 to $19 ...
depending on experience, with a 1200 minimum per day line count. Lines exceeding 12,000 per 2-week pay period are paid as an incentive bonus at a rate of 5 cents per line. VERY strict QA department, so quality does not suffer. Seasoned transcriptionists easily exceed 20,000 lines (therefore make an additional $400 for the extra 8000 lines).  Combined with the benefits and being allowed to work on-site or at home, it's hard to beat hospital employment in my area.
Dollar range and thanks.. sm

Trying to stay around not more than 275,000.  Would like 3 bedrooms, and 2 to 2.5 baths with an office or fourth bedroom for work.  A pool would be nice.  When we were there about three weeks ago all the new tracts were on lotteries or about a one year wait to build.  Don't really wanna hassle with the lottery since I don't live local.  How about Palm Valley?  Is that a nice place?  What would you say is the community with the best schools.  My priority is location, schools, price, community amenities, not too far from everything so hubby does not have a monstrous commute, etc. 

Thanks so much for answering, it is really nice to get opinions from people who actually live there.


I do all ER work and am in that LPH range. nm
That is a fair range...sm
I make a bit more but cover everything, not just any one thing. Hourly is the way to go to keep anyone as there is a LOT of time involved in trainng MTs, time to write feedback, etc., which I would guess you know assuming you have been doing it yourself up until now.

I have worked line rates in the past. Anything less than 0.06 you cannot make a living on unless you work 15-20 hours a day as the accounts would ALL have to have perfect dictators and your MTs seasoned on the well side to make a reasonable living in the MW.
I have looked around and the range for pay is
.60-.75 and the range to charge if you own customer is .80-.95. Sad but true :(
She has a really narrow range. sm
She also sings off key a lot.  Paula has been hard on her for a reason. She shouldn't be where she is.  She's very attractive and I think that has gotten her a lot of votes like a lot of the very little talent out there like jessica simpson and brittney spears, getting by on looks and not talent.  If she beats Taylor, then I will lose all respect for this show.
Salary range

The 2-year assistant degree salary starts at around $30,000 here (the same as a beginning teacher).  The PT master's degree starts at around $60,000 per year here; other areas of the country, of course, are likely to vary.   I already have a bachelor's degree; I'm going for the master's, but I don't know how long the waiting list is.  

Not sure, but they are costly; in the 300 to 400 range. If I
.werewere going to make that purchase, it certainly wouldn't be for use with transcription, but rather listening to ROCK-N-ROLL!
Do you mind if I ask what their pay range is?
Just a general range, not specific.  I don't care if a company is located on Mars either if their pay rate is good and they always pay on time.

I think you would be very ambitious and over-reaching if you charged 15 cents a line to think that you were competing with the nationals.  It sounds like she is new to transcription and has no way to gauge what she should charge.  If she is by herself, she is not going to be able to handle a clinic account or a hospital account by herself.  They will give her over 5000 lines a day.  She needs to be realistic on what she can handle before she thinks about what she can charge them.

What's your dollar range? I live not too far from there.
Foot range of motion

I think he is referring to range of motion when he says 5,0,8,0,3,8,2????

Thanks Patti-Nice to have at least a range

Nice to have at least a range as a starting point.  The cpl you gave is close to what I was guessing the rate would be.  Thanks for your reply!



..maybe different now. Gave a range of what pay would be. Wouldn't pin down a cpl until after
FT range out here is 32-40 hrs. depending on company. nm
Agree with 8 cpl. Look at how many ads still start in the 6 and 7cpl range. nm
Absolutely, near the 3200+ range daily. nm
What would you say the range of pay is for a Team Lead, editor sm

and MT?  Just trying to get a feel if our pay rates are in line with the norm, too high or too low (have a feeling too low). 

Working on making positive changes.  Any input appreciated.

As background ... small national, 150 MTs, all work kept in U.S.A.  Work types:  Clinic, HIM, ortho, cardiology, radiology.  All ICs, might be looking to hire employees. 

With everyone complaining about companies, it can't hurt to ask what the norm is - the good norm :)

Everything else was within normal range, so I figured she misstated.
LOL, we used to go downtown to Minute Man because they had that "Radar Range" that they used S

for their apple pies. We were thrilled at the notion. Nobody had ever heard of a microwave before.

The biggest treat to us was getting to go out for a burger, the Radar Range was just a bonus!

What is the going hourly rate (range) for QA these days. (sm)
Give them a range. That's what they do when someone asks what the job pays. SM

Just think about what you are willing to work for and go from there.  Or you can just be honest and tell them flat out what you expect.  I did that with the full-time job I have.  I decided that if I were going to go back to being an employee, I was just going to be totally honest about what I wanted.  They pay hourly where I'm at.  When the HR girl made the offer, I countered and told her what I had hoped to make.  And in the end, I got it which was pretty exciting.  Just be professional and honest.

Hourly QA seems to range $13-18/hr. with rare few making
I agree...$1 per minute is at the lower range...
price range per line to do your own account...sm
I have a friend who is contemplating starting her own accounts.  She is questionable as to what is charged per line?  Is 15 cpl reasonable?  Do any of you know what the big companies charge per line? 
I would think acute care covers wider range

But I'm not sure myself. Would also cover OP notes more extensively and ER reports. Maybe someone will tell us both!

The going rate to charge a client for rad by an MTSO is in the $4.50 range.
Need to figure in what type of reports, etc. Never go below that - there is a lot of administrative work to do.
Incredibly it is. Check other jobs on mtjobs.com. A few are in the 9-10 cpl range. nm
Korea just fired 2 short-range missles
(that could hit Japan) and have another long-range (that could reach USA) on their launch pad. Flexing their muscles....
The range is .70 for Powerscribe editing to 1.40 for regular transcription. sm
I did a lot of research on this last year and again this past June, and that seems to be the norm.

0.70 - 0.90 for Powerscribe editing.

1.10 - 1.40 for regular radiology transcription.

I put together rates from 12 different companies, big and small, radiology only, to come up with these.

Monster search of diff. jobs showing range
This is the whole idea
The corporations want it that way-- they don't give a rip about the "middle class". The CEOs just want to be able to buy a new yacht every year, new cars, have several homes all over the country and maybe the world, etc. It's all about GREED. That's why nobody will do anything about illegal immigration. They want to pay their workers as little as possible so it's all profit for them.
What is your idea of
"enough?"  How much do you think the job is worth?
An idea
for the businesses that you should contact are the ones where your friend has done business such as bank,church, her place of employment, and any place that her parents were involved in. When we had a fundraiser for someone that I worked with we contacted a local band and a bar with a dance floor to helped raise money for his injuries. They all volunteered their service free of charge. And many people showed up to help him out. Just a thought!
You have no idea.
Let's just keep it there.
Better idea
If you have an experienced MT doing the recruiting, he/she can tell just in a conversation whether the applicant does/does not know his/her business.  As you said, you're going to know within the first couple of days whether or not the applicant is going to pan out  If you're testing for an MT to do cardiac caths, start a conversation about cardiac caths.  All MTs I have ever known love to discuss their trade...if they know it.  These extensive tests put out by most companies these days are a horrific waste of time...they don't prove a thing!
Maybe it's like one website I went to, where it seemed the way to do it was to respond with an e-mail first (pasting a resume into your e-mail and saying what job you were interested in), and then they would respond and tell you what tests they wanted you to take?
I have no idea! -nm
Now there's an idea!
Thank you for that idea. I can do that.
The obvious solution is always right in front of us, right? LOL
I have no idea what they are seeing that I am
Not at all.  Good for them if they are getting a better deal at Walmart.  Wasn't happening for me.
Have no idea what it could be, but if he has any (nm)
I have them...have no idea why you don't
You might try emailing the moderator or administrator of this site.
one idea
If you are using actual WavPedal software, try this first.  Open WavPedal - settings - options - file associations - and make sure .dss is checked (or add file type .dss and check it).  Close.  Then, right click on your voice file and "open with" and choose WavPedal.  Should open.  Sounds like your default player for voice files is not WavPedal.  I think it will ask you (can't remember off hand) then just choose YES for WavPedal as default for all files with .dss association. 
I had no idea. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I have no idea what you mean. nm
Here is an idea

Start out not charging anyone anything but time.  Everyone who joins contributes a skill to the organization such as marketing, PR, etc.  It costs nothing to do e-mail newsletters, just time and some people to write for it.  Online meetings on Yahoo or MSN groups would be nothing to do.

Also getting a website can be pretty cheap if a few members would be willing to design it.  Everyone has a friend of a friend who has this business or that.  A lot of times, especially in the case of smaller businesses, they are willing to trade small services for exposure and advertising.  You would be amazed.

I used to work in Marketing for nonprofits before deciding to stay home as an MT. I also still do consulting work.  I am all for a new organization and would love to participate in any way I could to back to representing what "they" were supposed to.

Send me an e-mail.  We'll chat. 

Huh? what does this mean? no idea.nm
Thanks for this idea....sm
is there a way to find out what companies hire SE?  That sounds good.  What company do you work for if you don't mind me asking.  You could e-mail me if you want.  Thanks!
You have no idea how much better that
makes me feel! Hopefully mine does the same. I've unplugged it and am leaving it alone for awhile. I found out to fix it the cost will be around $300. I sure hope it works.

I do not know how my supervisor puts up with me sometimes, but she has me set up to work another way until I get this fixed. Thank you all for the help!
any idea
anyone know why it takes so long to get a count on the ichart site?  Been happening all week - takes up to a full day and 1/2.