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Translator salary in United States

How much does a Translator make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $21.82
Low $10.11
High $47.10
Non-cash benefit
Health insurance
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The average salary for a translator is $21.82 per hour in the United States. 562 salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Translators in United States

  1. Genentech
    1,044 reviews68 salaries reported
    $66.40per hour
  2. $18.46per hour
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Highest paying cities for Translators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $33.97 per hour
    27 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $32.70 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $28.71 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  1. Arlington, VA
    $26.18 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $25.96 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $19.00 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $17.74 per hour
    76 salaries reported
  2. Harrisburg, PA
    $17.63 per hour
    26 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $17.24 per hour
    18 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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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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