Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary

Pay for Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $19.28 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.17 per hour and $30.59. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little less than one-half lack any form of coverage — but a little more than half have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Spanish Interpretes and Translators making up 73 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,608 - $55,660
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$56K
MEDIAN: $37,383
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$10.17 - $30.59
(Median)
$10
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,608 - $55,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
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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$21,815 - $63,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $30.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
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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$21,815 - $63,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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.

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 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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