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

Amazon Transcribe API for both streaming and batch transcriptions is billed monthly based on the tiered pricing shown below. Tiered pricing rates and discounts vary by region and you can see the applicable rates by selecting your region in the drop down below. You can apply the specific discount rate for your region based on the following examples for the US East (N. Virginia) region. Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge of 15 seconds. This pricing includes features such as custom vocabularies and vocabulary filtering. Additional charges apply for features such as automatic content redaction and custom language models.

Automatic Content Redaction add-on pricing

You can choose to redact sensitive information like personal identifiable information (PII) with Automatic Content Redaction for your transcription needs. The additional charges are billed monthly based on the tier pricing shown below. Tiered pricing rates and discounts vary by region and you can see the applicable rates by selecting your region in the drop down below. Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge for 15 seconds. Free tier is not applicable for automatic content redaction.

Custom Language Model add-on pricing

You can build your own Custom Language Models (CLM) by training Amazon 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. Transcription audio using your Custom Language Models is billed monthly based on the tier pricing shown below. Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge for 15 seconds. Free tier is not applicable for custom language models.

  • Standard Batch
  • Standard Streaming
  • PII Redaction Batch
  • PII Redaction Streaming
  • CLM Batch
  • CLM Streaming
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  • Standard Streaming
  • PII Redaction Batch
  • PII Redaction Streaming
  • CLM Batch
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Pricing examples*

Call transcription example

Let’s assume that you want to use Amazon Transcribe to process 200,000 live 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

Call transcription with automatic content redaction example

Now let’s assume that those 200,000 minutes contain personal identifiable information (PII) like Social Security numbers and birth date information that you need to remove. Your monthly charges in US East (N.Virginia) includes the standard transcription cost of $27,450 calculated above plus an additional cost for automatic content redaction. In US East (N. Virginia), Tier 1 (T1) content redaction pricing of $0.0024 applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 content redaction pricing of $0.0015 (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Tier 3 content redaction pricing of 0.00102/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) with automatic content redaction = 2 million minutes

Total cost = Standard transcription cost+ [T1 content redacted minutes * T1 content redaction price/min] + [T2 content redacted minutes * T2 content redaction price/min] + [T3 content redaction minutes * T3 content redaction price/min]

Total cost = [$27,450] + [250,000 minutes * $0.0024] + [750,000 minutes * $0.015] + [(2,000,000 - 750,000 – 250,000) minutes * $0.0102]

Total cost = [$27,450] + [$600] + [$1,125] + [$1,020] = $31,195

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

 

Video subtitling with custom language models example

Now let’s assume the 5,000 hours of live streaming content you want to subtitle are collegiate level science lectures. There are many scientific terms that are not generally known, so you build a custom language model with Amazon Transcribe to recognize these domain-specific terms. Your monthly charges in US East (N.Virginia) includes the standard streaming transcription cost of $6,750 calculated above plus an additional cost for applying a custom language model. In US East (N. Virginia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing of $0.006/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of CLM transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of $0.00375/minute (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes of CLM transcriptions. 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 = [Standard transcription cost] + [T1 CLM minutes * T1 CLM price/min] + [T2 CLM minutes * T2 CLM price/min]

Total cost = [$6,750] + [250,000 minutes * $0.006] + [50,000 minutes * $0.00375]

Total cost = [$6,750] + [$1,500] + [$187.50] = $8,437.50

Video subtitling with automatic content redaction and custom language models example

Let’s assume you have 10,000 hours of broker/client meetings that you want to subtitle a month. These meetings often contain sensitive client information that you want redacted from any transcripts. In addition, you want to use the Amazon Transcribe’s custom language model (CLM) that you trained to recognize domain specifics terms such as company names, investment vehicles, and financial terms. In US East (N. Virginia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing for streaming transcription, automatic content redaction, and custom language models is $0.024/minute, $0.0024/minute, and $0.006/minute respectively for the first 250,000 minutes of subtitles. Tier 2 pricing for streaming transcription, automatic content redaction, and custom language models is $0.015/minute, $0.0015/minute, and $0.00375 (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes of CLM transcriptions. Since your usage volume crosses two different pricing tiers, your monthly charges will be as follows.

Calculation of charge:

Total monthly audio minutes transcribed = 10,000 hours x 60 minutes/hour = 600,000 minutes

Total cost = T1 minutes * [T1 price/min + T1 content redaction pricing + T1 CLM pricing] + T2 minutes * [T2 price/min + T2 content redaction pricing + T2 CLM pricing]

Total cost = 250,000 minutes * [$0.024 + 0.0024 + $0.006] + 350,000 minutes * [$0.015 + $0.0015 + $0.00375]

Total cost = [$8,100.00] + [$7087.50] = $15,187.50

Notes: These calculations assumes that the usage volume excludes the Free Tier.

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

Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics pricing

Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics is an API for producing rich call transcripts, redacting sensitive customer information, and extracting actionable conversation insights. With Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics, you pay-as-you-go and are billed monthly based on the tiered pricing shown below. You can apply the specific discount rate for your region based on the following examples for the US East (N. Virginia region). Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge of 15 seconds. This pricing includes features such as custom vocabularies and vocabulary filtering. Additional charges apply for custom language models.

Free tier

60 minutes per month for 12 months

As part of the AWS Free Tier, you can get started with Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics for free. Upon sign-up, start analyzing up to 60 minutes of call audio monthly, free for the first 12 months. 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. Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.

Pricing example

Let’s assume that you want to use Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics 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 $0.0300/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of $0.0186/minute (38% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Tier 3 pricing of $0.0138/minute (54% 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 analyzed 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 * $0.0300] + [750,000 minutes * $0.0186] + [(2,000,000 - 750,000 - 250,000) minutes * $0.0138]

Total cost = [$7,500] + [$13,950] + [$13,800] = $35,250

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

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