Translator salary in United States

How much does a Translator make in the United States?

1.3k salaries reported, updated at October 16, 2021
$45,561
per year

The average salary for a translator is $45,561 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work from home
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
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Most common benefits for Translators

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work from home
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible schedule
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
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Salary satisfaction

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

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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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