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Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary (United States)

Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States take home an average $18.29 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.44 per hour on the lower side but can approach $33.10 on the higher side. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While a little less than one-half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and about two-fifths have dental, as well. Most Spanish Interpretes and Translators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary (?
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$24,142 - $64,468
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MEDIAN: $36,500
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Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$10.44 - $33.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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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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For Spanish Interpretes and Translators, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Spanish Interpretes and Translators earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Interpreter.

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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

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

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

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%