Spanish Interpreter/Translator Salary

Spanish Interpretes and Translators in the United States pull down an average of $18.29 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.44 per hour and $33.10. Most Spanish Interpretes and Translators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While slightly less than half report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and nearly two in five have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,142 - $64,468

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$10.44 - $33.10

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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 (?
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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 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 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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