A Translator earns an average salary of C$49,134 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$34,373 - C$65,138
C$34K
C$49K
C$65K
MEDIAN: C$49,427
10%
50%
90%
C$11.82 - C$30.79
C$12
C$20
C$31
MEDIAN: C$20.47
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$66K
Salary C$34,373 - C$65,138
Bonus C$300 - C$4,500
Profit Sharing C$1,750
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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C$30,840 - C$66,118
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 292
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$11.82 - C$30.79
Overtime C$33.00
Annual Data C$0C$66K
Bonus C$300 - C$4,500
Profit Sharing C$1,750
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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C$30,840 - C$66,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

Job Description for Translator

A translator is an essential link between people who speak different languages. At the core, a translator facilitates written communication between two or more persons who speak different languages and are unable to directly communicate. They often work on documents for broader consumption such as brochures, books, and advertisements. However, a translator often does more than just translate; frequently, they also educates her clients about the history, culture, and customs of the people with whom the client is seeking to communicate. Armed with this cultural knowledge, the translator helps ensure that the client is able to abide by local customs and therefore not engage in taboo behavior.

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Translator Tasks

  • Translate communications dynamically or statically while preserving context, content, and intent.
  • Identify and resolve misunderstandings of meaning quickly and tactfully while maintaining neutrality.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all translations and engagements as needed.

Common Career Paths for Translator


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Popular Skills for Translator

Pay by Experience Level for Translator

Pay by Experience for a Translator has a positive trend. An entry-level Translator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Translator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Translator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 63 salaries. A Translator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$48,899

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Key Stats for Translator

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Translator Salaries

▲21%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
C$49,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Translator Salaries



National Average
C$49,000

English Language
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 30%