Average Hourly Rate for Language Line Services Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $17.87), people who work for Language Line Services earn a median wage of $12.50 per hour. Though what you do at the company is an influential salary factor for those at Language Line Services, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Medical Interpreter
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Interpreter or Translator
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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $20.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (55 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $11.30 per hour on average.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $16.00 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Medical Interpreters — their earnings average around $16.00 per hour. Interpreters are a close second at $11.98 along with Interpreters (approximately $11.53).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Medical Interpreter Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $22.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Language Line Services pays those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) the most — approximately $16.25.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Portuguese Language; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $15.75 per hour. Spanish Language is a popular skill in the Language Line Services workforce; two in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. A majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance.

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Key Stats for Language Line Services


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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