ATA Translation and Interpreting Compensation Survey
The ATA Translation and Interpreting Compensation Survey is an important member service provided by the Association. The information contained in the report represents the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date income and pay rate data on the translation and interpreting professions.
A number of key data points in the report allow individuals to compare their levels of compensation to that of their peers. Language services providers can also refer to the report to evaluate their competitiveness within the industry. And students can review the survey's specialty payment trends in making choices about areas of study.
The study profiles the following seven common employment classifications found in the translation and interpreting profession.
- full-time in-house private sector
- part-time in-house private sector
- full-time independent contractor
- part-time independent contractor
- translation and interpreting company owner
- government employee
in addition to employment classifications, the income data, such as per-word and per-hour rates, have been aggregated in the following groupings so individuals can compare their own earnings to the results of peers in similar circumstances.
- All U.S. respondents
- All Non-U.S. respondents
- By ATA membership status
- By ATA certification status
- By geographic region
- By education
- By years of employment in translation and interpreting
The ATA Translation and Interpreting Compensation Survey also provides compensation and pay rate results from past editions of the report. These trending data can be used as broad gauges by which to assess differents in compensation and pay rates.
A useful summary of the survey's recently released fourth edition has been published in the February 2008 issue of The ATA Chronicle. To download this survey overview in PDF format, click Executive Summary of the ATA Translation and Interpreting Compensation Survey.
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The Translation and Interpreting Compensation Survey is out of print and no longer available.