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Medical Scribe salary in California

How much does a Medical Scribe make in California?

Average base salary

$17.52
arrow up8%
above national average
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a medical scribe is $17.52 per hour in California. 704 salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in California

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Top companies for Medical Scribes in California

  1. Sonoma County Indian Health Project Inc.
    3.0star
    22 reviews8 salaries reported
    $27.51per hour
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Highest paying cities for Medical Scribes in California

  1. San Jose, CA
    $18.80 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $17.74 per hour
    34 salaries reported
  3. Irvine, CA
    $17.59 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Sacramento, CA
    $17.26 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  2. Santa Rosa, CA
    $16.97 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA
    $16.73 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  1. Bakersfield, CA
    $16.08 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $15.99 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Mission Viejo, CA
    $15.79 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Medical Scribes

Top certifications
BLS Certification
+18.57%salary
Top specialties
Urgent Care
+9.15%salary

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Most common benefits for Medical Scribes

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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26% of Medical Scribes in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in California?

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