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Average Medical Interpreter Hourly Pay

$20.54
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$506
Bonus
$350
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The average hourly pay for a Medical Interpreter is $20.54.
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$14.71
MEDIAN
$20.54
90%
$31.09
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$15 - $31
Bonus
$65 - $3,624
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$0 - $350
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$30,761 - $68,103
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Medical Interpreter

4.2 out of 5
(98)
Highly Satisfied
1Review

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Interpreter

The top respondents for the job title Medical Interpreter are from the companies Language Lines, LLC, Cyracom and Language Access Network. Reported salaries are highest at Language Line Services where the average pay is $18.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Language Access Network, earning around $16.69. Cyracom pays the lowest at around $13.23. Language Lines, LLC also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.00.

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical Interpreters?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Community Health, Oral / Verbal Communication, English Language, Spanish Language and Medical Terminology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Interpreters?

An entry-level Medical Interpreter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.67 based on 62 salaries. An early career Medical Interpreter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.31 based on 289 salaries. A mid-career Medical Interpreter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.43 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Medical Interpreter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.10 based on 152 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Medical Interpreter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (20.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (10.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 717 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.6%
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
6.6%