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Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary (United States)

Pay for Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States is typically around $18.42 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.38 per hour on the lower end to $34.15 on the higher end. While a little less than half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and nearly two in five have dental, as well. Female Spanish Interpretes and Translators make up most of the field at 73 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary (?
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$23,474 - $61,195
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MEDIAN: $35,791
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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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$10.38 - $34.15
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,474 - $61,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
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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$22,291 - $69,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $34.15  
   
Overtime
$11.01 - $41.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
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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$22,291 - $69,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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 may not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Interpreter. Interpreters typically make top-notch roles like $41K.

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Experience Affects Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 118 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
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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