Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Interpreter make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$46,668 / yrTotal Pay
$43,903 / yrBase Pay
$2,766 / yrAdditional Pay

$46,668

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$29K$76K
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The estimated total pay for a Interpreter is $46,668 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $43,903 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,766 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Interpreter I

$46,832 /yr
Interpreter I
$46,668 /yr
Interpreter
$53,001 /yr
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Top Paying Companies

For an Interpreter in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Interpreter in United States. Employers include HSBC, T-Mobile and SOSi.

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HSBC
$78,523/yr
6
ZVRS
$56,898/yr
8
Vocalink Global
$55,907/yr
9
LATN
$54,128/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Interpreter in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Interpreter in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $67,562, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $60,928, Financial Services with a median total pay of $53,657, Information Technology with a median total pay of $53,460, and Media & Communication with a median total pay of $53,076.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$67,562

    27% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$60,928

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$53,657

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$53,460

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$53,076

    8% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Interpreter is SOSi.

SOSiSOSi$67,562/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Media & Communications?

Media and communications jobs are expected to see increased demand due to growth in different communications platforms. Digital expertise will become increasingly important as consumers continue to shift away from print, radio and television and towards electronic media. Most media & communications careers require higher education, although this varies greatly depending on the field, and usually offer above-average pay.

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Russian Linguist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Spanish Interpreter

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$34,000

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$32K | $2K

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15+ years
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Interpreter

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$18

/hr

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Interpreter

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

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Interpreter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

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Interpreter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

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SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Remote Interpreter

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
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Spanish Medical Interpreter -work At Home

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

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Spanish Interpreter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

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Interpreter pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Interpreter is $43,903 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Interpreter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1767 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Interpreter employees.

The highest salary for an Interpreter in United States is $70,531 per year.

The lowest salary for an Interpreter in United States is $27,327 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Interpreter or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Interpreter.