Linguist Salary (United States)

A Linguist earns an average salary of $68,224 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Arabic Language and Data Analysis.
Linguist Total Pay (?
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$36,019 - $99,875
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MEDIAN: $68,224
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Linguist Total Pay (?
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$12.40 - $52.19
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,019 - $99,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,221  
Profit Sharing
$5,500 - $26,015  
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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$36,209 - $107,676  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $52.19  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $61.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,221  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500 - $26,015  
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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$36,209 - $107,676  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Linguist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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National Average
$62,000
Augusta
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New York
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Experience Affects Linguist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Linguist Salaries

Arabic Language
up arrow 33%
Data Analysis
up arrow 28%
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
National Average
$62,000
Localization and Translation
up arrow 14%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 22%
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