Mobile menu

Salary for full time in house medical translation in France (not a translation agency)
Thread poster: Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 09:14
English to French
+ ...
Aug 10, 2007

In house salaries in France (not a translation agency) Aug 9

Hi everyone,

I might not be in the right forum in which case could someone please tell me where to post my question? That would be very kind.

I'm a freelance project manager but also edit and proofread, and check all projects carefully plus do quite a lot of Eng-Eng projects myself.
I am considering an offer to work at a press agency in Paris as a full time (35 hours per week) medical translator with an early morning start but, at least, just a five day week.
The work will be very specialised, and I'll have to be fast (somehow!).
They are going to make me a salary offer but I doubt they are taking into account my considerable experience, and the fact I'm a mature person (old age hasn't quite set in yet).
I will get a monthly travel card and luncheon vouchers but no other perks were mentioned.

Does anyone have any idea what sort of salary would be fair? I need to know about a net (take home pay) salary on a monthly basis and whether that would be 13 or 14 months a year like with other French companies.

Salaries on the whole are lower in France than say, the US for example. Translating all day is very different from freelance project management and it will be hard to give up being constantly in contact with clients all over the world (that's the fun part of my job).

On the other hand, I could stop working about 100 hours a week and start living a little. I could go to bed at a decent hour and not finish work at 5 am because there's so much to do and loose ends to tie up.
But I won't be able to help other translators around the world put food on the table which is what I really like doing now.
I won't be my own boss anymore.

I would have a "CDI" though which is a long term contract until I retire which I thought I never would be able to do as a freelancer.

So now I have managed to get this far explaining, does anyone know what a fair salary would be and what perks to ask for? What do I say about getting a yearly increase?

At the Embassy where I previously worked full time, such questions were taken care by the Foreign Office. I had no say.

I would be grateful for advice, and you can reply to me privately should you wish.

Thank you so much,

Anna


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
Member (2007)
French to English
+ ...
not sure Aug 12, 2007

Hi Anna

I know what an in-house translator gets on this side of the Atlantic, but not over there in Europe!

I notice no-one else has responded to this post (which I had previously passed over) so I'm going to comment about things over here.

An in-house position is pretty rare in the Caribbean but it could run you anywhere from USD 14,000 to USd $28,000. If you land a big position with an international org in New York or DC, on the other hand, you could be earning anywhere from USD$50,000 to US$150,000 tax free.

I visited Paris the other day and it was really expensive, so I guess you need to be careful about how mcuh of a cut you take.

Good luck with your decision - remember not to underestimate the value of having a 35-hour week and more time with the people you actually care about. Remember, you can never get the years back.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 09:14
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Yes, Paris is very expensive Aug 12, 2007

islander1974 wrote:

Hi Anna

I know what an in-house translator gets on this side of the Atlantic, but not over there in Europe!

I notice no-one else has responded to this post (which I had previously passed over) so I'm going to comment about things over here.

An in-house position is pretty rare in the Caribbean but it could run you anywhere from USD 14,000 to USd $28,000. If you land a big position with an international org in New York or DC, on the other hand, you could be earning anywhere from USD$50,000 to US$150,000 tax free.

I visited Paris the other day and it was really expensive, so I guess you need to be careful about how mcuh of a cut you take.

Good luck with your decision - remember not to underestimate the value of having a 35-hour week and more time with the people you actually care about. Remember, you can never get the years back.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 09:14
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Expensive Paris Aug 12, 2007

Hi,

Well I guess you must be talking about yearly salaries.

35 hours a week, yes but 2.5 hours commuting each day.

Rents here for a one bedroom flat with a living room, about 55 m2 cost 1100 to 1200 euros per month. That's high and I'm not talking about the nicest areas but rather the contrary.

I need to know what to expect to earn net on a monthly basis but here in August, every one goes away anyway so I'm not really expecting replies.

Thank you though.

Anna


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 09:14
Partial member (2002)
English to Italian
+ ...
2000-2500 Euros net per month Aug 12, 2007

Anna Maria,
According to the kind of position and your curriculum, in my view you should earn 2000-2500 Euros net per month.
Otherwise I don't think it's worthwhile.
I live in Milan which is as espensive as Paris, I think, so that's my guess.

Laura


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 09:14
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Trranslator salaries at the OECD Aug 12, 2007

Thank you Laura. I noticed on the Internet that translator beginner salaries at the OECD average on 3700 euros per month and they have allowances too but that is an international organization.

Luckily I am not back in Milan. The shops would be empty and my wardrobe full!!

Best wishes,

Anna


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Nizamettin Yigit  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 09:14
Dutch to Turkish
+ ...
A few useful links Aug 12, 2007

Hi

I think these could be useful for you.

http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/salaryscale/interpreters/int0100.htm


http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/salaryscale/translaters/tra0100.htm

Good luck!

N Yigit

PS:
Please note that monthly salary for UN hired translator for short term (more than one month) entry level pays 3889 /month

In order for you to take this netto per month in Paris €50,050 as entry level translator for UN.
Translator III non local (head quarter or maın offices in EU)
€7741 netto. In the Netherlands
tax tarief is
http://www.belastingdienst.nl/particulier/aangifte2006/aangifte2006-20.html#P284_30009
52% if more than 52 K. I gues it is the same or very close in France.

So 7741x12= €92892 this is 48% of total.
So bruto should be €193.525


[Edited at 2007-08-12 12:57]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
Member (2007)
French to English
+ ...
ok, doesn't sound like you should take less than 3000 per month! Aug 12, 2007



Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Salary for full time in house medical translation in France (not a translation agency)

Advanced search


Translation news





CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »
Anycount & Translation Office 3000
Translation Office 3000

Translation Office 3000 is an advanced accounting tool for freelance translators and small agencies. TO3000 easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional freelance translators.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs