A Linguist earns an average salary of $67,470 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Data Analysis and Arabic Language.
Linguist Total Pay (?
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$33,776 - $99,046
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99K
MEDIAN: $67,470
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Linguist Total Pay (?
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$12.24 - $50.88
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,776 - $99,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
Profit Sharing
$568 - $31,562  
Total Pay (?
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$32,987 - $106,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $50.88  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $61.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$568 - $31,562  
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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$32,987 - $106,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Job Description for Linguist
  • Write reports and analyses of data, training and web/media analyses.
  • Transcription, interpretation and content analyses of foreign language materials.
  • Translate primary documentation, then summarize and add metadata.
Pay by Experience Level for Linguist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 27%
San Diego
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National Average
$62,000
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Experience Affects Linguist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Linguist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 41%
Arabic Language
up arrow 33%
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
National Average
$62,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%
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