Amazon Transcribe pricing

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 audio minutes monthly, free for the first 12 months.  

Free tier

60 minutes per month for 12 months

As part of the AWS Free Tier, you can get started with Amazon Transcribe for free. The Amazon Transcribe Free Tier is available to you for 12 months, starting from the date on which you create your first transcription request. Your usage for the free tier is calculated each month across all AWS Regions except the AWS GovCloud Region and automatically applied to your bill; unused monthly usage will not roll over. 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.

Standard pricing

Pricing examples*

Call transcription example

Let’s assume that you want to use Amazon Transcribe to process 200,000 calls per month and the average call is about 10 minutes each. This equals 2 million minutes of audio per month in the US East (N. Virginia) region. In US East (N. Virginia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing of $0.024/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of $0.015/minute (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Tier 3 pricing of $0.0102/minute (58% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 4,000,000 minutes. Since your usage volume crosses three different pricing tiers, your monthly charges will be as follows.

Calculation of monthly charge: 

Total monthly call minutes transcribed in US East (N. Virginia) = 2 million minutes

Total cost = [T1 minutes * T1 price/min] + [T2 minutes * T2 price/min] + [T3 minutes * T3 price/min]

Total cost = [250,000 minutes * $0.024] + [750,000 minutes * $0.015] + [(2,000,000 - 750,000 – 250,000) minutes * $0.0102]

Total cost = [$6,000] + [$11,250] + [$10,200] = $27,450

Video subtitling example

Let’s assume you want to subtitle 5,000 hours of live streaming content with Amazon Transcribe. In US East (N. Virginia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing of $0.024/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of $0.015/minute (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Since your usage volume crosses two different pricing tiers, your monthly charges will be as follows. 

Calculation of charge:

Total monthly audio minutes transcribed = 300,000 minutes 

Total cost = [T1 minutes * T1 price/min] + [T2 minutes * T2 price/min]

Total cost = [250,000 minutes * $0.024] + [50,000 minutes * $0.015] =

Total cost = [$6,000] + [$750] = $6,750

 

* These calculations assumes that the usage volume excludes the Free Tier.

Amazon Transcribe Medical pricing

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

Free tier

60 minutes per month for 12 months

The Transcribe Medical free tier is available to you for 12 months, starting from the date on which you create your first transcription. 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.

Standard pricing

Pricing examples

Example

Length

Cost

Pre-patient visit conversation between physicians, clinic managers, nurses, and others

15 minutes

$1.125

Physician dictated audio note

30 minutes

$2.250

Telemedicine conversational audio

45 minutes

$3.375

Medical consultation over a phone call

60 minutes

$4.500

Clinical trial reporting about medicines

75 minutes

$5.625

Clinician-patient conversation

90 minutes

$6.750

Automatic Content Redaction pricing

You can choose to enable Automatic Content Redaction for your transcription jobs. The additional charges that you pay are based on the seconds of audio transcribed per month where Automatic Content Redaction is enabled.

Automatic Content Redaction add-on pricing

Pricing example

Example Audio length Transcription cost Content redaction cost Total cost
Customer care call recording ~ 10 minutes $0.240 $0.024 $0.264

Custom Language Model pricing

You can build your own Custom Language Models (CLM) by training Transcribe’s standard models with your domain specific text. Once you have a CLM, you can choose which transcription jobs should utilize your CLM. You will only incur an additional CLM charge for the transcription jobs where a custom language model is applied.

Pricing

Pricing example

Example Audio Length Transcription cost Custom Language Model add-on cost Total cost
Customer call recording ~ 10 audio minutes  $0.240 $0.060 $0.300

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