Medical Interpreter Salary (United States)

A Medical Interpreter earns an average wage of $19.35 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Medical Interpreter Salary (?
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$25,189 - $54,816
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,633
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Medical Interpreter Salary (?
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$13.91 - $31.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,189 - $54,816  
   
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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$28,465 - $63,554  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $31.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.23  
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).
)
$28,465 - $63,554  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Interpreter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 37%
Seattle
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Medical Interpreter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 41%
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