Average Translator Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$40,000
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The average salary for a Translator in Chicago, Illinois is $40,000.
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$30k - $60k
Total Pay
$21k - $76k

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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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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 $30,521 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Translator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Translator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,500 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Translator in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 37.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (27.5% more) and New York, New York (26.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Francisco, California (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Early Career
31.6%
Mid Career
31.6%
Experienced
36.8%