The average pay for a Deaf Interpreter is $41,270 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$22,200 - $40,500
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$32K
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MEDIAN: $32,000
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$19.66 - $27.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,834 - $66,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$20.48  
   
Overtime
$35.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,834 - $66,075  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Deaf Interpreter

A deaf interpreter acts as a translator between two parties and helps people who are hard of hearing communicate and understand verbal language. The deaf interpreter will turn the verbal information into sign language and vice versa. Deaf interpreters are used in a variety of fields, such as office environments, conferences, medical environments, and educational institutions. Sometimes, the deaf interpreter will work for an agency that provides interpreters in various settings.

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Deaf Interpreter Tasks

  • Serve as liaison with non-hearing and hearing people in various business or social situations.
  • Provide information and orientation to non-hearing people in emergency situations.
  • Translate communications between hearing and non-hearing people using American Sign Language (ASL) and/or Signing Exact English (SEE).

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Experience Affects Deaf Interpreter Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
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National Average
$41,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None:
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