How much does a Medical Interpreter make in the United States? The average Medical Interpreter salary in the United States is $51,107 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $44,973 and $56,028. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Medical Interpreter Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Medical Interpreter Salary $39,388 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Medical Interpreter Salary $44,973 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Medical Interpreter Salary $51,107 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Medical Interpreter Salary $56,028 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Medical Interpreter Salary $60,508 US June 27, 2024
25% $44,973 10% $39,388 90% $60,508 75% $56,028 $51,107 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Medical Interpreter need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Mentoring: Helping others to develop and improve existing knowledge, skills, and experience to advance careers and reach full potential.


Insurance Industry: The insurance industry comprises companies and people who develop insurance policies, and sell, administrate, and regulate them.


Pediatric: Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Mentoring 7.94%
Insurance Industry 3.92%
Pediatric 0.61%
Others 87.53%
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Job Description for Medical Interpreter

Medical Interpreter conducts medical and general interpreting for staff, patients, and their families. Assesses and monitors patients' understanding of information conveyed. Being a Medical Interpreter advises medical personnel about any cultural issues that might impact patient care. Records and monitors interpretation activities according to hospital and department standards. Additionally, Medical Interpreter may be required to translate written documents. Requires familiarity with medical terminology. Requires fluency in one or more languages in addition to English. May require an associate degree or equivalent. May require Translation certificate. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Medical Interpreter works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Medical Interpreter typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Medical Interpreter salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Medical Interpreter, the highest Medical Interpreter salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Medical Interpreter salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Medical Interpreter salary is in Miami, FL, where the Medical Interpreter salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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