How much does a Translator make in the United States?

Average Translator Yearly Salary in the United States

Translators earn an average yearly salary of $38,967. Salaries typically start from $14,692 and go up to $70,000.

Average Translator Hourly Wage in the United States

Translators earn an average hourly wage of $18.73. Hourly wages typically start from $7.06 and go up to $33.65.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

43%
Full-Time
57%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Translator demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
1008
RATINGS
Translators average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Translators in the 34th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Translator satisfaction

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Translator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Translator Earnings

The highest earning Translators in the United States earn:

$33.65
an hour
$70,000
per year
Senior Translator Earnings

Senior Translators in the United States earn:

$22.09
an hour
$45,940
per year
Experienced Translator Earnings

Experienced Translators in the United States earn:

$16.00
an hour
$33,280
per year
Junior Translator Earnings

Junior Translators in the United States earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Starting Translator Earnings

Starting Translators in the United States earn:

$7.06
an hour
$14,692
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Translator Salary Comparison

Translators earn more than 57% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary $39k
Meter Reader Salary $39k
Translator Salary $38k
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Clergy Salary $38k
Correctional Officer Salary $38k
Garbage Collector Salary $37k
Piano Tuner Salary $37k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Translator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Translator Salary in California $19.79 $41,171.9 # 1
Translator Salary in United States $18.73 $38,966.7 # 2