Average Base Pay
27.12% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Interpreters and Translators role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $33,840. A Interpreters and Translators candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $44,080. A person in a mid-career Interpreters and Translators role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $56,400 a year. Interpreters and Translators with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $69,690. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Interpreters and Translators role’s annual salary averages $77,780 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Interpreters and Translators position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $56,400 higher than the national average for Interpreters and Translators positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Interpreters and Translators roles that can advance both internally and with another company.