Pay for Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $18.00 per hour. Female Spanish Interpretes and Translators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$9.14 - $49.32
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$49
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$9.14 - $49.32  
   
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$19,118 - $101,786  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

  • 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.

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Spanish Interpretes and Translators who go on to become Interpreters may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Interpreter, an upper-level role, pays $41K.

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Experience Affects Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 75%
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