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Translator Salary

$61,892 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Translator is $61,892 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Translator is between $45,145 and $75,808. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Translator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Translates documents and other material from one language to another.
  • Discerns and rewrites material in specified language or languages, upon reading it; abides by established rules pertaining to factors such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Translator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Interpreters and Translators

Job family population: 53,150

Estimated population of Translator jobs: 11,485

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Translator Job Listings for United States

Translator (Mandarin to English)
May 24
DENVER, United States
Grand Basket
We are looking for a translator to assist with our light manufacturing and warehousing operations in central Denver. This person would be critical to helping bridge communications across the business.
Japanese Translator
May 22
Anderson, IN, USA
Greenville Technology, Inc.
Attend conferences and meetings and act as official translator to mediate discussion. * Provide support for Japanese associates in the U.S.. * Support and education to Japanese/Americans for ...
Japanese/English translator
May 15
Winchester, TN, USA
Tier 1 auto supplier located in Winchester is in need of a Japanese to English translator for at least 6 months with the potential to become full-time. Apply within for details
Spanish Language Interpreter / Translator / Native Speaker
Apr 30
Orlando, FL, USA
Ad-Astra Inc.
We are currently seeking a variety of interpreter/translator to assist in Medical, Legal, and Governmental interpretation. Ad Astra pays for a minimum of two hours for all contracts. This is a great ...
Japanese Translator (20-30 hours average weekly)
May 2
Tarboro, NC, USA
Keihin North America, Inc.
The purpose of this part-time position is to provide for the translation/interpretation needs of Keihin North America, Inc. for various meetings, documents, etc, as well as to provide bilingual ...
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