Average Translator Hourly Pay

$19.84
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,954
Bonus
$500
Commission
$2,800
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Translator is $19.84.
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$10.14
10%
$19.84
50%
$38.31
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.84
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $38
Bonus
$205 - $6,000
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,800
Commission
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$22,619 - $77,252

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Job Description for Translator

Translator Tasks
  • Translate communications dynamically or statically while preserving context, content, and intent.
  • Identify and resolve misunderstandings of meaning quickly and tactfully while maintaining neutrality.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all translations and engagements as needed.

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Popular Skills for Translator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Translator

An entry-level Translator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.59 based on 164 salaries. An early career Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.32 based on 378 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.81 based on 229 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.67 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Translator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 48.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (26.0% more) and New York, New York (2.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,052 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.6%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
8.9%