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Its the highest rate I have heard of for IC work

Posted By: sunnyMT on 2005-09-19
In Reply to: Client just told me my price is too high - For Alabama

I have not heard of rates that high where I live (Tampa, FL.)  The highest I have heard for IC work is 12/13 cpl and thats pretty rare!

If thats pretty common in your area then dont back down, but around here that would be considered very high.

Hope it all works out!

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My favorite speciality is the office who dictates it and pays the highest line rate.
It's the money, honey, that matters to me.
That should highest paid work at home jobs...look at number 7 to see the pic and listing!
That picture sure made me laugh. :)
Who do YOU work for for that rate!
I get 15-17 per hour depending on lines edited per hour.
I would let her know she hired you for MT work at a certain line rate (sm)
and things have changed gradually and you need to discuss another rate for editing.... I would charge her either an hourly rate for editing - whatever you feel comfortable with - or a flat line rate - and I would not do anything else until you come to some kind of an agreement.... she definitely knows you know your stuff and is taking advantage of you.. good luck!!
It depends where you work and what your straight rate is.
I make 75% of my straight rate for VR. This is the highest I have seen. It seems like most seem to offer 50% of straight. DON'T accept that. It is way too low. I don't produce that much more with VR than I did with straight. I am on an account though that is newer to VR, so some adjustments are still being made. Unfortunately even with VR, I probably just give up and straight transcribe half of my VR work that I am getting. It is way faster than trying to fix every other word of an entire report.
I have heard both good and bad--and I work there.
I am a recent transplant due to the company I was working for, TRS, being acquired by Transcend on April 1. No fooling. So far, so good....

If I remember correctly, according to their website, they require 5 years of acute care experience--which, when I was looking for a job, I did not have, and therefore they would not even let me test. And now they've got me anyway. Go figure.

My own experience has been fine so far, but I am still working under my former TRS supervisors, on the same accounts. Others' mileage may vary.

Please feel free to e-mail if you think I can answer any more questions. I am crankybeach at yahoo dot com.
The owners of the companies I work for certainly could increase my cpl rate. nm
What do you consider a fair per audio hour rate for MT work?

I am only accustomed to the per word rate in MT, but I know that the GT companies prefer the PAH rate.

I was wondering if any MT companies do use the PAH rate and what would be a fair price if there are indeed any companies using this method.

I think you would have to charge an hourly rate for this type of work.

I live in Georgia and I have never heard of this - I just work! nm
Highest pay is anything you get paid. They still owe me
All I can say is make sure you have the highest - sm
Kbps modem available, 56?. That is what I use, the highest connection I can get is 44. If I get lower than that I just disconnect and try again until I get that or at least 33. Even if you do get satellite, most companies don't allow that anyway, so it's DSL, cable or no job. DSL is so close to me now, but I still don't have it, a friend has it who is 6 miles from me, but I don't, something to do with the towers (though I have 1 about 1.5 miles from me). What I find funny is Verizon offering high-speed DSL that is only 756 Kbps, that is not much faster than I get now with dial-up, makes me wonder a bit about it, thought DSL was faster than that, or are there different levels of DSL like dial-up connections? Anyway, I feel your pain, all I can say is try to find a job that uses FTP, has a 24 hr. TAT, and then it does not matter what type of connection you use. My daily downloads take anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on the size of my voice files, don't matter though. I don't see why it matters to any MTSO what you have since usually you are working on a file while another is downloading, there ususally is no downtime due to the length of the download other than that first one. Whatever.
35 years here and highest 8
I have heard of this two different ways -- Where I work now, we have no blank accounts which mean
that you must leave a QA marker for the QA department and if they can't figure it out, then in most cases they can leave a blank.  Where another friend works, her no blank account involves calling other MTs for their input, also as a last resort, can call the hospital and ask for assistance with the chart from the floor. 
I interviewed to work in a pharmacy ... haven't heard yet, but -- sm
the company will send their pharmacy clerks to classes and pay for pharmacy tech certification, even though it is not required in New York state. Waiting to hear back from them this week.
20+ years here and still the highest offered

Consider yourself lucky if you've been offered more than 8 cpl for an MTSO.  Now your own accounts is a different story.  I make way more with my own accounts.

An excellent platform and a good line rate with plenty of work -
Then leave me alone and let me do my thing! :-)
Perhaps vacuuming is your highest calling in life...
I think Medtrans Unlimited pays the highest sm
They are in Austin,TX. Once at six months, it is 1.70 per regular minute and 2.12 a stat minute. On lines accounts it is .08 reg, .10 stat gross line. The company is strict and picky, and the software technical. However, you can easily make $1,000 a week there.
I would contact your highest in command. A medical
record is a legal document and could potentially contain info that would contribute to a life/death situation.   If I were in a position of authority she would be gone yesterday. 
AOL lists today that MT is one of highest WAH jobs!!

Look at the model they used...that's sure what the average MT looks like!  LOL


I think I participated in that; certainly fit in the highest %tile in just about all categories.
I heard they were not nice to work for. Knew people who have worked there and left.
This is secondhand information, but I trust the people that told me this.
Doubting this seriously myself. Even the highest producers here don't crank it out that fast. nm
You are taking it literally, which is not what I meant. I would rather not pay the highest price
out there, as I'm on a budget.
How much is the highest/lowest pay for an MT working in CorTmedical? Kindly reply.
 I'm just curious to know how much do they pay an MT who just started working with them. Thanks.
Charge him an hourly rate. The current rate is
between $15-21/hr. according to your location. If he had to use an independent secretarial service, he would be charged much more. You can look in the Yellow Pages in your area under Secretarial Service and ask them what they charge, then charge accordingly knowing you can back it up.
Wait until we get a lower base rate and incentive and no work for incentive.Should prove interesting
because everyone will probably have a lower base rate than now. As I say, should prove interesting.
Lowest runs $900 week, highest $1400 week (sm)
Get paid 12 CPL. Been doing transcription for about 12 years.
I don't even agree with what QA said, but they are QA. Question them, and your out the door.
ME rate 80% of baseline MT rate
are you happy with the 20% cut to do ME work or are you going to just do MT work (which will be those dictators that ASR can't do) at your baseline rate?
Cross off old rate, put in your new rate, (nt)

Employee rate/IC rate......
I work at home for a hospital account that I make .11 cpl on 60-character line. I also do IC work for a clinic where I make .14 cpl. I am from Missouri.
take a cent of their rate and a cent of your mom's rate. I'd do it to keep the account or the

You already charge a fairly low line rate, but I'd definitely cut it to keep the account.  JMO

I get my work from an FTP site that they load the work to, however I don't have pool work so to
speak, but I tell them how many minutes a day I want.  The work is generally put in my box by 5 pm every day, then I have until 10 am the following day for some priority work, or 3:30 pm for the rest, so TAT is not too bad. I would like to work less at night though, but I working on that. My downside is I do not get the same dictators day to day, there are a few I do on a semi-regular basis though, some generate great lines but take longer to do that other doc's and are not "money-makers", I also do not get paid for spaces so that hurts a bit too.  This is WP5.1 too.....so very antiquated but that is what the hospital uses, so not much choice there. But I understand what you mean about the C-phone. I was just doing another job with C-phone recently...they incidentally did not tell me how to get off of the system, which was very simple.  I'd finish a job, then hit stop and hangup if I wanted to get off or quit working.  That is what you need to do if you want to sleep, eat, etc.  Don't feel guilty, do what you signed up for, believe me they watch the pools and will get others to do the work you don't finish.  If they get on your case remind them that you are only PT and only want 500 lines a day, etc.  It's not worth killing yourself over.  Good Luck.
DQS pay rate
Hold onto your hat, honey, it's bad. Real bad. I used to type 500 lph, now barely 120 lph...This depends on wether or not you're used to straight line or character count. Rememeber, your word Expander won't work, no headers, no footers, no signature line, no CC's. AND, to top it off --- you won't get paid for spaces --
my pay is now less than 1/4 and they're making me statutory w/no benefits for me or my child. Jumping ship. New job starts Monday.
Going rate
Depends on area, location, what is your experience, what kind of account, whether or not you pick up and deliver, etc.  Can vary from 10 cpl to 15 cpl.  What do you think you are worth?
Could you the rate...sm

I am one of the few that get paid per minute of dictation.  Could you tell me what your rate is and if IC or employee and what area.  Thanks. 

Pay rate?
Was there every a time that MTs got paid per word rather than line? If so, why did it change?
As an IC you should set the rate,

You will need to talk to them and tell them you need to raise your rates.  They may not be willing to accept it though. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of an IC MT.

What is the going rate

I have someone who wants me to retype a book for them.  Does anyone have any idea how much I should charge for this?  by the page?  line?  TIA!

Does anybody know what the going rate
per line is for a private account in the Philadelphila, PA area?
same rate
I do not charge extra for STAT's unless I have to make another trip to deliver it.  If I fax it over same rate applies.   I don't understand your question about charging extra if they have more minutes than usual.  Unless you have only hired on for so many minutes, then perhaps you could charge more.  My accounts have been heavier than usual this past month but I feel it all evens out for when the months are light and so I take it when I can get it.   I am a bit unusual but my accounts are good to me and I don't like to nit pick them to death with extra charges for this and that.  They work with me when I am down and cannot adhere to the 24 TAT and so if they need a STAT on a patient going to surgery I just do it and fax it over.  I have said it before and will say it again, I might bend over backwards for them sometimes (all 4 accounts) but they do the same for me so we just work together to get the job done.   When I hear the horror stories on here about how some are treated -- I just thank the Lord for my accounts.     Patti
Going rate for QA
What's the going rate for a QA person? I'm getting paid per line of QA that I do. Thanks!
7-8 cpl is the going rate.
You'd probably be better off to get your own accounts unless you are in dire need of medical benefits.  Even then from what I've read on these boards the premium is really expensive.  Good luck in your search. 
If you are IC -- you set the rate
It is hard and scary as you often wonder that they will take it away from you but you have to have confidence in yourself.  Again, I would try to figure out what I make per hour or cpl and go from there.  See how many lines you can do, and so on.  Then compare monthly salary versus production and see how you come out.  Perhaps just switching over to a gross cpl to show him that you only want him to pay you for the work that is produced no matter how long it takes will work for you.  And that alone could be a raise for you - who knows or at least let you know that what you are making is not that bad as you do get paid for when times are slow or he is off.  Production rates will not pay you for when he is off.  Show him you are putting in more hours than two years ago, producing more work, etc. and so you must raise your rates to such and such.  Good luck. 
I have 6 years of experience as an MT. Eight cents seems to be the going rate but personally I would like to see MT's with more experience being offered more like 10 cents a line.
Alot of companies just pay one flat rate no matter what type of work type it is. Some companies may pay a little more for ESL's but no more for different work types. Its all the same rate.
rate of pay

$50 per recorded hour of straight (non-medical transcription).. Is this low, high, or in the ballpark?  I am so used to being paid by the line for medical transcription, this being paid by the dictated hour kind of threw me for a loop.  




Figure out what your average line rate is per hour and charge them that. Don't sell yourself short.
rate of pay

Thank you...  The job description was rather vague, typing up conferences or interviews..  They said $50 for standard dictation and that it goes up from there for harder dictations..  I think I will pass..