Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary

Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States can expect wages of $16.50 per hour on average. Women account for the majority of Spanish Interpretes and Translators who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$9.07 - $49.66
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$16
$50
MEDIAN: $16.50
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Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $9.07 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$102K
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$18,976 - $102,578
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Spanish Interpreter/Translator

Spanish interpreters/translators work in various settings to translate the Spanish language into English and vice-versa, often to help two entities (such as businesses or a doctor and patient) communicate. They work in a wide range of locations, from office buildings and large corporations to even foreign countries, and this position requires true fluency in both English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing, for the most accurate translation possible.

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Spanish Interpreter/Translator Tasks

  • Participate in face-to-face and virtual meetings to relay information, translate, and clarify communications.
  • Compile and define key terminology for organization goals.
  • Observe teams and identify communication issues, and communicate them to the appropriate leadership.
  • Translate documents from one language to another, including multilingual note-taking and proofreading of others' documents.

Common Career Paths for Spanish Interpreter/Translator


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Spanish Interpretes and Translators who transition into an upper level Interpreter position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Interpreter makes $41K a year.

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Key Stats for Spanish Interpreter/Translator

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 67%
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