For instance, some audio files may be from a person who dictated notes for personal journal or a novel, while transcript jobs may demand lots of sector specific research for terms and phrases beyond normal everyday language. So while some transcriptionists may establish their rates according to intricacy and research time, others only charge a flat rate no matter what the content or how complicated it is.
Many beginning transcriptionists establish their transcription rates at the lower end of the scale to get started in the business, then increase their rates according to their level of experience and proficiency in the field.
But whether you're establishing your rates as a business owner or you're looking to take from a transcription firm that is larger, you need to make sure you're getting paid a decent rate without undercharging or shortchanging yourself just because you're new to the area. You definitely don't need to work merely because you are new to general transcription.