Average Medical Interpreter Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Medical Interpreter is $22.29 in 2023

Hourly Rate
$16 - $34
$150 - $1k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $177
Total Pay
$33k - $71k
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What Do Medical Interpreters Do?

Medical Interpreter Tasks
  • Respond to requests for interpretation and translation services in the health care setting.
  • Assist health care providers in understanding patient's culture as it relates to health service interaction.
  • Ensure the patient and the healthcare provider understand the questions, answers, and instructions transmitted by the speaker.
  • Interpret accurately and directly given the idiomatic differences of languages.
  • Interpret information regarding the patient's and family's medical needs including consent for treatment, history and physical assessment, and more.
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How do Medical Interpreters Rate Their Jobs?

4.3 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Medical Interpreters

What is the highest pay for Medical Interpreters?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Medical Interpreter is $34.25 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Medical Interpreters?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Medical Interpreter is $15.83 / hour

How can Medical Interpreters increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Medical Interpreter is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Medical Interpreter that oversees more junior Medical Interpreters, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.