Translator

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How much does a Translator make in the United States?

Average base salary
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1.4k salaries reported, updated at May 21, 2020
$48,121
per year
The average salary for a translator is $48,121 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Translators

  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Work from home
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance

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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Frequently asked questions
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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