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Interpreter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$44,000
$30,000
$44,000
$65,000
The average interpreter makes about $44,575 per year. That's $21.43 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $30,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $65,000. Many of interpreters seem to be drawn to health care and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case interpreters tend to work at technology, health care, and insurance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Delaware and Michigan pay interpreters the highest salaries.
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Map of Interpreter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Interpreters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Interpreter Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an interpreter is roughly $44,575 per year, which boils down to $21.43 per hour. Interestingly enough, interpreters have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $58,849 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $31,000. Additionally, interpreters make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Ann Arbor, MI, San Francisco, CA, Waldorf, MD, and Dallas, TX. On a more broad level, interpreter salaries are highest in New York, Delaware, Michigan, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Iowa offer the lowest interpreter salaries.

City
Average Salary
New York, NY
New York, NY
$58,849
$59k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$55,471
$55k
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
$55,110
$55k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$55,070
$55k
Waldorf, MD
Waldorf, MD
$53,472
$53k
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
$52,253
$52k
Dublin, OH
Dublin, OH
$52,078
$52k
Providence, RI
Providence, RI
$50,735
$51k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$50,129
$50k
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
$49,121
$49k

High Paying Interpreter Jobs

Average Interpreter Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Raytheon and Yanfeng Us Automotive Interior Systems I as they offer the highest salaries for interpreters.

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Interpreter Salary History

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    Average Interpreter Pay By Industry

    The salary for an interpreter can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for interpreters tend to be found in technology, health care, and insurance companies. In fact, interpreters can make a yearly salary of $53,308 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $53,308
    $53k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $46,085
    $46k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $45,714
    $46k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $45,085
    $45k
    Government
    Government
    $44,058
    $44k
    Professional
    Professional
    $43,787
    $44k
    Education
    Education
    $42,667
    $43k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $41,997
    $42k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $41,474
    $41k

    Recently Added Interpreter Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Karen Interpreter and Cultural Broker
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    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    10/22/2020
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    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/22/2020
    Interpreter Karen/English
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    Hope, IN
    Hope, IN
    10/12/2020
    10/12/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    10/12/2020
    Remote Interpreter-Burmese
    Remote Interpreter-Burmese
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $32,349
    $32,349
    10/08/2020
    Interpreters (Work From Home) VRI
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    Nore, MN
    Nore, MN
    10/02/2020
    10/02/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/02/2020
    Interpreter-Disability Svcs
    Interpreter-Disability Svcs
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    09/26/2020
    09/26/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    09/26/2020
    Metroparks
    Metroparks
    Farm Center Interpreter/Teamster-Wolcott Mill Metropark
    Farm Center Interpreter/Teamster-Wolcott Mill Metropark
    Farm Center Interpreter/Teamster-Wolcott Mill Metropark
    Ray, MI
    Ray, MI
    09/15/2020
    09/15/2020
    $26,401
    $26,401
    09/15/2020
    The County of Los Angeles
    The County of Los Angeles
    Healthcare Interpreter
    Healthcare Interpreter
    Healthcare Interpreter
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/18/2020
    08/18/2020
    $54,515
    $54,515
    08/18/2020
    Tulsa Community College
    Tulsa Community College
    Interpreter (ASL) #4887F
    Interpreter (ASL) #4887F
    Interpreter (ASL) #4887F
    Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    07/31/2020
    07/31/2020
    $34,018
    $34,018
    07/31/2020
    Queen Anne's County Public Schools
    Queen Anne's County Public Schools
    Interpreter
    Interpreter
    Interpreter
    Stevensville, MD
    Stevensville, MD
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    07/29/2020
    Idaho Falls School District 91
    Idaho Falls School District 91
    Interpreter for The Hearing Impaired Student
    Interpreter for The Hearing Impaired Student
    Interpreter for The Hearing Impaired Student
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Idaho Falls, ID
    07/23/2020
    07/23/2020
    $39,528
    $39,528
    07/23/2020