How much money does a medical interpreter make?


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As of March 2014, the median annual salary for a medical interpreter is $40,066. The annual salary for a medical interpreter can vary due to factors such as location, experience and the individual's level of education.

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Medical interpreters work in hospitals and other medical settings. Their duties are mainly to translate and convey information between patients and medical staff. A medical interpreter also may do document translations.

To become a medical interpreter, a person needs at least an associate’s degree and between two and four years of experience. A medical interpreter also needs to be familiar with medical concepts, terminologies and procedures.

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