Average Translator with English Language Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Translator with English Language skills is $19.63.
MEDIAN $19.63
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $35
$203 - $3,109
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,600
Total Pay
$22,667 - $69,810

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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 Japanese Language and Spanish 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 $15.48 based on 27 salaries. An early career Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.19 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.38 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.13 based on 57 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 27.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (1.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (48.2% less), Houston, Texas (10.9% less) and Miami, Florida (10.9% less).

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