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Translator salary in United States

How much does a Translator make in the United States?

Average base salary

$26.05
Non-cash benefit
Health insurance
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The average salary for a translator is $26.05 per hour in the United States. 418 salaries reported, updated at September 9, 2022

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Top companies for Translators in United States

  1. Genentech
    4.0star
    1,002 reviews57 salaries reported
    $65.78per hour
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Highest paying cities for Translators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $30.22 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $30.17 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $28.62 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Brooklyn, NY
    $27.27 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $27.20 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $27.19 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $27.05 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $26.65 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $26.12 per hour
    74 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Translators

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,160 ratings

51% of Translators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Interpreter

5,512 job openings

Average $23.40 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Translator

What are the different types of translators?

There are several types of translators. These include:

  • Health or medical translators: They help patients communicate with nurses, physicians, technicians and other medical staff.
  • Legal or judiciary translators: At trials or hearings, they help individuals who have limited English proficiency.
  • Literary translators: They convert short stories, poetry, books and journal articles from one language to another.
  • Localizers: They adapt the text for a service or product from one language to another, a task known as localization.
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