With Amazon Transcribe, you pay-as-you-go based on the seconds of audio transcribed per month. It’s easy to get started with the Amazon Transcribe Free Tier. Upon signup, start analyzing up to 60 minutes of audio monthly, free for the first 12 months.  


$0.0004 per second

Amazon Transcribe API (including streaming transcription) is billed monthly at a rate of $0.0004 per second. Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge of 15 seconds.
For usage greater than 1 million minutes per month, please contact us.

For usage greater than 1 million minutes per month, please contact us.
Free Tier

60 minutes per month for 12 months

The Amazon Transcribe Free Tier is available to you for 12 months, starting from the date on which you create your first transcription request. When your free usage expires, or if your application use exceeds the free usage tier, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates.

Pricing Examples 

Example Audio Length Cost
Social media video ~ 10 seconds $0.006
Radio commercial ~ 15 seconds
Video trailer ~ 2 minutes and 30seconds $0.06
Recorded webinar ~ 30minutes $0.72
Episode of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ ~ 60 minutes $1.44
Average length of a board meeting recording ~ 120 minutes $2.88
Customer call center (per representative):
-    Average call handle time is four minutes per call
-    Each agent handles about 50 calls per day
~ 200 minutes $4.80

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