Medical Interpreter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Interpreter is $19.25 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$24,607 - $55,752
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56K
MEDIAN: $42,492
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Medical Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$13.82 - $31.59
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,607 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
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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$28,017 - $64,180  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $31.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
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).
)
$28,017 - $64,180  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for Medical Interpreter
  • Interpret accurately and directly given the idiomatic differences of languages.
  • Interpret information regarding the patient's and family's medical needs including consent for treatment, history and physical assessment, and more.
  • Ensure the patient and the healthcare provider understand the questions, answers, and instructions transmitted by the speaker.
  • Respond to requests for interpretation and translation services in the health care setting.
  • Assist health care providers in understanding patient's culture as it relates to health service interaction.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Medical Interpreter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 46%
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