Average Early-Career Translator Hourly Pay

$19.25
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$2,035
Bonus
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Translator is $19.25.
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$10.04
10%
$19.25
50%
$31.33
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90%
MEDIAN $19.25
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $31
Bonus
$203 - $5,093
Total Pay
$21,349 - $66,281

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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.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Translator

Skills in Localization and Translation, Chinese, Mandarin Language and Japanese 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 74 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.73 based on 185 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.74 based on 167 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 53.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (25.4% more) and New York, New York (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (42.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (19.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 533 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Mid Career
34.7%
Experienced
31.3%
Late Career
20.1%