Average Translator Hourly Pay

$20.03
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,467
Bonus
$500
Commission
$2,800
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Translator is $20.03.
10%
$10.83
MEDIAN
$20.03
90%
$38.86
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $39
Bonus
$202 - $5,250
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,800
Commission
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$23,934 - $77,172
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What Do Translators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Translator

3.9 out of 5
(65)
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What Are Popular Skills for Translators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Translators?

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 $15.52 based on 65 salaries. An early career Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.19 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.57 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.85 based on 144 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 44.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (24.8% more) and Houston, Texas (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Francisco, California (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 694 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
14.0%