The average hourly pay for an Experienced Interpreter in New York, New York is $39.31.
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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 interpr…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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Interpreter
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 $22.00 based on 7 salaries. An early career Interpreter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.50 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Interpreter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.00 based on 12 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Interpreter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (44.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (32.5% less) and Houston, Texas (31.8% less).
Years of Experience
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