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Translator salary in United States

How much does a Translator make in the United States?

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The average salary for a translator is $25.96 per hour in the United States. 410 salaries reported, updated at November 24, 2022

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Top companies for Translators in United States

  1. Genentech
    1,011 reviews57 salaries reported
    $66.37per hour
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Highest paying cities for Translators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $30.23 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $29.81 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $28.64 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $27.96 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $27.14 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $26.63 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $26.15 per hour
    75 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $25.77 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  3. Chambersburg, PA
    $22.79 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Translator earn more?

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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?


5,455 job openings

Average $23.49 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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