Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary

Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.29 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.44 per hour on the low end to $33.10 on the high end. For the most part, Spanish Interpretes and Translators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Spanish Interpretes and Translators making up 73 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a half lack any form of coverage — but just over a half have medical insurance, and about two-fifths have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,142 - $64,468
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$64K
MEDIAN: $36,500
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$10.44 - $33.10
(Median)
$10
$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,142 - $64,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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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$22,654 - $67,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $33.10  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $38.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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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$22,654 - $67,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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Job Description for Spanish Interpreter/Translator

  • 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.
  • Participate in face-to-face and virtual meetings to relay information, translate, and clarify communications.
  • Compile and define key terminology for organization goals.

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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Experience Affects Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 47%
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