Where to Find Home Transcription Jobs and How Much You Can Make

This list of companies hiring for home transcription jobs includes many different types of transcription, e.g., general, corporate, financial and legal transcription jobs. However, medical transcription jobs are listed separately, as are data entry jobs.

And as always, with any work-at-home opportunity, you have to be on the lookout for scams, so check out how to be sure you are applying for legitimate home transcription jobs.


Provider of captioning, transcription, and translation services hires transcribers, real-time captioners, editors, and translators to work at home and in its office in Orange County, CA. Transcription jobs pay $1-$1.50 per audio minutes; real-time captioning $75/hour.

AccuTran Global

Transcribe conference calls, meetings, and interviews for the financial sector in this Canadian company's home transcription division, which hires independent contractors on a part-time basis. Pay ranges from $0.005 to $0.0066 per word. 70 WPM preferred for most jobs. Other jobs available include transcription reviewer, editor, real-time writer or captioner, formatter, and supervisor. Hires in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

American High-Tech Transcription and Reporting

Firm offering transcription and translation services to government, law enforcement, corporations and other organizations hires both on-site and work-at-home transcriptionists. Applicants must pass and pay for FBI and state criminal background checks with fingerprints.

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Cambridge Transcriptions

Massachusetts-based company hires experienced legal and corporate transcriptionists for part-time transcription jobs both on- and off-site.

Capital Typing

Outsourcing company based in South Carolina provides virtual office services. In addition to its data entry and transcription jobs from home, it offers online customer support, translation and secretarial services.

Birch Creek Communications

This company mostly hires experienced legal and corporate transcriptionists (though it does sometimes have basic data entry jobs). Legal transcription rate is $0.75 to $1.75 per page, and corporate ranges from $0.40 to $1.00 per audio minute. Must be a U.S. citizen. Background check may be required.

Cyber Dictate

Recruits U.S. citizens as independent contractors for transcription jobs. Minimum of 70 WPM and 2 years of experience required. Hires both legal and general transcriptionists.

DionData Solutions

Hires typists with a minimum of 60 wpm and basic computer skills for home transcription jobs. No fees.


e-Typist hires work-at-home transcriptionists for legal and insurance-rated transcription jobs. Submit resume and company will contact applicants when it has openings. 60 WPM and knowledge of legal terms required.

Morningside Partners

Morningside produces verbatim transcripts of broadcast programming that appears on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and CNBC. It hires at-home transcribers. Requirements for home transcription jobs include high-speed Internet connection; digital foot pedal system; bachelor's degree in English or journalism and at least three years of work experience.

Mulberry Studio

Company offers full- and part-time transcription and proofreading positions either on-site in Cambridge, MA, or on a freelance basis from home. Typing speed of 75 wpm, excellent grammar and language skills, and two years of experience in transcription and word processing are required.

QuickTate or iDictate

This organization provides transcription of short audio files such as voicemails and dictated notes by hiring work-at-home transcribers. Quicktate pays $.0025 per word and iDictate and Quicktates medical transcription work pays $.0050 per word. Successful QuickTate transcriptionists may receive work from iDictate, which transcribes a wider range of documents. Bilingual, particularly Spanish language, transcribers needed.


Freelance transcriptionists choose audio files to transcribe for $10 per audio hour. Files are 6 minutes or less. Opportunity for advancement to the reviewer.


Hiring home-based typists throughout the United States and Canada to work as independent contractors, SpeakWrite requires a typing speed of 65 WPM for its transcription jobs.


Independent contractors transcribe for the entertainment industry. A foot pedal is required. Work pays $.07/line for a one-person interview and potentially more for multiple-speaker interviews. A transcriber typing at 70wpm can earn between $12 and $15 per hour.


The company hires transcriptionists to work from home. Though there is no fee, but transcriptionists must own a specific type of software. However, free software can be downloaded to take the evaluation test.

TheVerbalVision.com Transciption Services

Independent contractor transcriptionists use free transcription program and a foot pedal to convert audio files into text. Pay is calculated per fifteen minutes of transcribed audio and works out to around $10/hour.