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Interpreters

Earnings

Earnings for interpreters vary depending on experience, skills, number of languages used, and employers. In November 2019, ZipRecruiter indicated that annual salaries for interpreters ranged from $12,500 to $95,000, averaging $44,387. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that interpreters and translators earned median annual salaries of $49,930 in May 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,230 annually, while the highest 10 percent earned $90,610 or more. Median annual salaries were highest for interpreters working in the professional, scientific, and technical services field, at $55,450. Those working for the government earned $54,940. Interpreters at state, local, and private hospitals earned $49,560, while those employed by educational services earned median annual salaries of $47,940.

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