Interpreter Salary in the US

$46,775
per year
per month
$3,900
per month
per year

Interpreter - Average Salary

The average salary for an Interpreter is $46,775 per year ($3,900 per month), which is $6,715 (-13%) lower than the average salary in the US.
An Interpreter can expect an average starting salary of $29,479. The highest salaries can exceed $84,500.
$29,479
Low
$46,775
Average salary
$84,500
High
$2,460
Low
$3,900
Average salary
$7,040
High

Interpreter Salary Range

Low
$29,479
Average salary
$46,775
Experienced
$72,450
High
$84,500
Low
$2,460
Average salary
$3,900
Experienced
$6,040
High
$7,040
Among Interpreters in the US, Sign Language Interpreters and Federal Court Interpreters tend to have the slightly lower salaries, while Arabic Interpreters, Russian Interpreters or United Nations Interpreters enjoy the highest salaries.

Interpreter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
United Nations Interpreter$73K/year
+57% 
Arabic Interpreter$63K/year
+35% 
Russian Interpreter$60K/year
+29% 
Korean Interpreter$58K/year
+24% 
Chinese Interpreter$57K/year
+22% 
Japanese Interpreter$53K/year
+13% 
French Interpreter$50K/year
+7% 
Spanish Interpreter$44K/year
 -6%
Medical Interpreter$43K/year
 -8%
American Sign Language Interpreter$42K/year
 -10%
Federal Court Interpreter$40K/year
 -14%

Interpreter - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Junior Interpreter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $32,380 per year. A mid career Interpreter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $43,390, while an experienced Interpreter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $72,450. Interpreters with more than 20 years of experience earn $78,670 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Interpreter

Late Career▲ +68%
Experienced▲ +55%
Average Salary$46,775/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Junior▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
64%
Male
36%

Interpreter - Jobs by Location

Interpreter - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Interpreter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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