Question by Eric W: What might be a received hourly wage for a language translator working for a law firm?
I am trying to get an idea of the hourly wage range that a language translator may earn in a large law firm in a major city. Responsibilities would include summary and detail translations of client documents, maintaining document lists and interpreting meaning of certain wording within documents. Any approximation of wage would be very helpful. Thanks!
Answer by michaelpeters121
It depends which country and which city and which languages! In London legal translators for standard European languages (English, German, French, Spanish) in a good company can expect to earn at least 25 K a year. If it’s Russian or Japanese, at least 35 K. The rates are probably similar in Paris or Frankfurt but much less in Spain or Italy or Eastern Europe.
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