An Experienced Translator earns an average salary of HK$420,000 per year.

HK$393,054 - HK$488,335
MEDIAN: HK$420,000
Salary HK$420,000
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HK$332,213 - HK$3,099,074
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Currency: HKD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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.


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.

Translator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: HK$499,200

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Translator

10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 38%