Average Interpreter or Translator Hourly Pay

$20.18
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,977
Bonus
$2,500
Commission
$2,600
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The average hourly pay for an Interpreter or Translator is $20.18.
10%
$12.68
MEDIAN
$20.18
90%
$41.63
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $42
Bonus
$103 - $10,213
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,600
Commission
$0 - $2,500
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$26,962 - $84,151
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What Do Interpreter or Translators Do?

Interpreter or Translator Tasks
  • Translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others.
  • Provide linguistic assistance to clients or associates.
  • Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials.
  • Assist in creating documents and presentation materials in foreign languages for meetings and general communications.

Job Satisfaction for Interpreter or Translator

4.1 out of 5
(58)
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What Are Popular Skills for Interpreter or Translators?

Skills in Localization and Translation, Oral / Verbal Communication and Chinese, Mandarin Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language and Spanish Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Interpreter or Translators?

An entry-level Interpreter or Translator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.49 based on 47 salaries. An early career Interpreter or Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.71 based on 239 salaries. A mid-career Interpreter or Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.63 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Interpreter or Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.00 based on 145 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Interpreter or Translator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (16.2% less), Miami, Florida (5.8% less) and San Diego, California (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 627 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
38.1%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
12.9%