Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Interpreter is $20.12
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Interpreters?
An entry-level Interpreter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.66 based on 39 salaries. An early career Interpreter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.18 based on 287 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Interpreters Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.