The average salary for a Translator in Canada is C$49,404.
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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 wh…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Translator
Localization and Translation
Skills in English Language, French Language and Localization and Translation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Proofreading and Japanese Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Translator
An entry-level Translator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$39,998 based on 12 salaries. An early career Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,258 based on 140 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,595 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,857 based on 87 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$56,466.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Translator in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (18.6% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (8.9% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.4% less).
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