Reply To: What is a reasonable rate? Home › Forums › Transcription › What is a reasonable rate? › Reply To: What is a reasonable rate? November 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm #3082 RubyParticipant I’ve heard that you can be paid by the audio hour or by the word. I’m not sure I’d do the job for less than $15 an hour. I don’t think there are many sites out there paying that amount though.