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As a telephone interpreter, how and how much do you charge?
Thread poster: Juan Chen

Juan Chen  Identity Verified
China
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English to Chinese
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Nov 24, 2007

Very glad to get your information.

I am a conference interpreter in China.


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Adriana Johnston  Identity Verified
United States
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phone interpreter rates Jan 16, 2008

the phone interpreter rates are determined by the minute, and they start any where from .30 to 60 cents per minute, depending on the company.

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Javier Wasserzug  Identity Verified
United States
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Second Mar 9, 2008

Three or four years ago, I was doing telephone interpreting here in the US. They used to pay U$30/hour, but by the second!!!!

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Juan Chen  Identity Verified
China
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many thanks, friends Mar 10, 2008

thank you very much

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Claudia Reali  Identity Verified
Spain
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Personal Experience Apr 3, 2008

I was recently offered $4 per hour for phone interpretation EN SP.

I declined it.


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Juan Chen  Identity Verified
China
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very low price Apr 3, 2008

"I was recently offered $4 per hour for phone interpretation EN SP."


low low low


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NancyLynn
Canada
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Privately Apr 3, 2008

For private clients I charge 65CAD per hour.

Nancy


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Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
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Still the same! Apr 4, 2008

Hi Javier! They still pay the same, if you are lucky! Some companies only pay per round minute, meaning they do not pay 40 seconds, for instance....

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