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Cost of dictation ❓❓

What is a reasonable cost for a non technical dictation?

Do you charge by the minute, page, word?

I have a personal recording that needs to be typed. It is not something that requires professional knowledge like medical, engineering, etc.


I’ve never done transcription for a price before, but I did find this:

Standard rates for a professional North American transcriptionist range from $1.50-3 USD per audio minute ($90-180 per audio hour) depending on audio quality and number of speakers. For projects with extra requirements or highly challenging audio, these rates can increase.
Rates of $0.70-1 per audio minute strongly suggest a company is using a largely non-native-English-speaking workforce or speech recognition software, both of which result in poor-quality transcripts.

Source: What Is the Going Rate for Transcription Services?

No clue how this compares to Fiverr rates.