Medical Interpreter Salary

A Medical Interpreter earns an average wage of $19.90 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.

$27,785 - $64,853
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,065
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$14.39 - $31.68
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,785 - $64,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$29,845 - $65,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $31.68  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $39.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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).
)
$29,845 - $65,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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.

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Experience Affects Medical Interpreter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Interpreter Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 7%

Russian Language
up arrow 6%

National Average
$42,000

Arabic Language
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 42%
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