Sign Language Interpreter Salary (United States)

A Sign Language Interpreter earns an average wage of $25.13 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Sign Language Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$21,639 - $54,966
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,011
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Sign Language Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$14.26 - $41.07
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$21,639 - $54,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$25,063 - $81,933  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $55.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$25,063 - $81,933  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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Job Description for Sign Language Interpreter
  • Serve as liaison with non-hearing and hearing people in various business or social situations.
  • Provide information and orientation to non-hearing people in emergency situations.
  • Translate communications between hearing and non-hearing people using American Sign Language (ASL) and/or Signing Exact English (SEE).

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Pay by Experience Level for Sign Language Interpreter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 45%
National Average
$44,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

Spanish Language
0%
National Average
$44,000
American Sign Language
up arrow 1%
English Language
up arrow 4%
Sign Language
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 43%
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