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Interpreter salary in United States

How much does an Interpreter make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $21.21
Low $12.39
High $36.30
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a interpreter is $21.21 per hour in the United States. 3.3k salaries reported, updated at November 30, 2022

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Top companies for Interpreters in United States

  1. Language Link
    50 reviews5 salaries reported
    $65.31per hour
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Highest paying cities for Interpreters near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $28.55 per hour
    68 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $26.83 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $26.16 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $26.13 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $21.92 per hour
    412 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $18.80 per hour
    31 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $17.21 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $16.54 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $16.08 per hour
    12 salaries reported
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Where can an Interpreter earn more?

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Most common benefits for Interpreters

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,069 ratings

46% of Interpreters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for an Interpreter

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