Average Translator Hourly Pay in San Francisco, California

$19.78
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The average hourly pay for a Translator in San Francisco, California is $19.78.
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$8.21
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$19.78
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$40.27
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MEDIAN $19.78
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $40
Total Pay
$21,268 - $92,110

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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 English Language, Chinese, Mandarin Language and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Translator

An early career Translator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.52 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.00 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Translator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 49.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (27.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (11.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Early Career
52.2%
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
21.7%