A Sign Language Interpreter earns an average wage of $24.98 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Sign Language Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$20,526 - $53,345
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,652
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Sign Language Interpreter Total Pay (?
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$13.87 - $41.06
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$20,526 - $53,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
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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$24,630 - $82,068  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $41.06  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
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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$24,630 - $82,068  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 542
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

American Sign Language
0%
National Average
$43,000
English Language
up arrow 4%
Spanish Language
up arrow 14%
Sign Language
up arrow 26%
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 43%
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