Sign Language Interpreter Salary

A Sign Language Interpreter earns an average wage of $25.05 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Spanish Language and Interpreting.
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$24,046 - $61,209
$24K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,556
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$15.52 - $45.81
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$0$88K
Salary $24,046 - $61,209
Bonus $2,300
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,386 - $88,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 163
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $15.52 - $45.81
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $18.25 - $53.29
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $2,300
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,386 - $88,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 366

Job Description for Sign Language Interpreter

The sign language interpreter provides translation into American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) individuals, as well as provides translation from these individuals into spoken English (or another language, depending on their specialty and audience). These interpreter can work in a variety of settings such as schools, offices, and conferences, among many others. Positions may be part time and full time, and the interpreter may work as an independent contractor. When employed in schools, the interpreter may translate teachers' speech into sign language for Deaf and HoH students and others (such as Deaf and HoH staff members) as needed. Other uses for interpreters include seminars, presentations, and emergency room interpretations for patients.

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Sign Language Interpreter Tasks

  • Translate communications between hearing and non-hearing people using American Sign Language (ASL) and/or Signing Exact English (SEE).
  • Provide information and orientation to non-hearing people in emergency situations.
  • Serve as liaison with non-hearing and hearing people in various business or social situations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sign Language Interpreter

Pay by Experience for a Sign Language Interpreter has a positive trend. An entry-level Sign Language Interpreter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 256 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sign Language Interpreter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Sign Language Interpreter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 142 salaries. A Sign Language Interpreter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,953

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Sign Language Interpreter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sign Language Interpreter?

Sign Language Interpreter in St. Louis:
Pros: Working with different people, in different situations daily.
Cons: Other interpreters like to be catty and cut throat. It is difficult to trust a coworker.

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Key Stats for Sign Language Interpreter

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Sign Language Interpreter Salaries

Spanish Language
▲33%

Interpreting
▲31%

ASL
▲6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲4%


National Average
$50,000

American Sign Language
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 52%