$40,747
Avg. Salary
$19.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$982

Bonus

$890

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Interpreter is $19.70 per hour.

The average pay for an Interpreter is $40,747 per year.

$11.67
10%
$19.70
50%
$39.42
90%
MEDIAN $19.70
$24k
10%
$41k
50%
$77k
90%
MEDIAN $40,747
$23,777 - $77,494
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$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $40,747
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$11.67 - $39.42
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$0$81K
Salary $23,777 - $77,494
Bonus $96.96 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $890
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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$24,420 - $81,868
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $11.67 - $39.42
Hourly Tips $1.97
Overtime $12.36 - $57.81
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $96.96 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $890
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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$24,420 - $81,868
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 805

Job Description for Interpreter

An interpreter works to break down the language barrier for their clients. In the classic sense, an interpreter facilitates communication between two people by translating the statements of each person into the other person's language. For example, if an English speaker and a Mandarin Chinese speaker need to conduct business with each other, and neither knows the other's language, an interpreter would listen to the English speaker's statements and repeat them in Mandarin; conversely, the interpreter would listen to the Mandarin speaker's statements and repeat them in English.

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Interpreter Tasks
  • Convey spoken content accurately from one language to another.
  • Assist with documentation, filing and paperwork.
  • Explain and clarify cultural expectations and idiom.
  • Translate written documents or audio tapes to and from target language and English.

Interpreter Pay By Employer

$0$71K

Cyracom
30 profiles
$28,614

$24,654

$21,320

Common Career Paths for Interpreter


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Interpreters often end up in upper-level roles like Sign Language Interpreter. Sign Language Interpreters bring home $46K annually on average.

Interpreter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Interpreter

Pay by Experience for an Interpreter has a positive trend. An entry-level Interpreter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 330 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Interpreter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Interpreter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 109 salaries. An Interpreter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

77%

-21%

-29%

National Average: $41,130

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

For those looking to make money, Interpreters in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 78 percent above the national average. Interpreters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+41 percent), Chicago (+37 percent), Boston (+25 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (25 percent lower) and Houston (21 percent lower).

Interpreter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Interpreter?

Interpreter in San Francisco:
"Excellent."
Pros: Diversity and culture
Cons: Cold weather

Interpreter in San Jose:
Pros: Great atmosphere and opportunity
Cons: Cost of living

Interpreter in San Mateo:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: Close to Home
Cons: Cost of Living

Interpreter in Riverside:
"Work Experience."
Pros: I get along with most of the contract interpreters. I really enjoy working out in the field as a Interpreter. I love my job.
Cons: During the summers is extremely hot and I have to travel from job to job.

Interpreter in Malvern:
"It is good but it can be better."
Pros: I am close to home.
Cons: Pay is very low. There are not many options for food. The city culture in the sense that it needs to be cleaner. Most home make Malvern look very ugly. It has potential to be better.

Interpreter in Kennesaw:
"Work Flexibility, Work From Home By Phone, Good Hourly Pay."
Pros: Flexibility on my job. Able to help people to understand each other taking the barrier on language. Not a physical straining job, but mental.
Cons: Need to be waiting for the call to come, you don't know when the call is coming.

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Key Stats for Interpreter

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Interpreter Salaries

▲52%

▲25%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Interpreter Salaries

French Language
▲58%


American Sign Language
▲9%

Arabic Language
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Russian Language
▼1%


Japanese Language
▼2%


Sign Language
▼6%


Bilingual
▼10%

Portuguese Language
▼23%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 52%