Average annual earnings for freelancer
Thread poster: Suzette Martin-Johnson

Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
Member (2007)
French to English
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Sep 7, 2007

Hi guys,

I am pretty knowledgeable about in-house salaries, but could anyone let me know how much a good freelancer earns for the French to English and Spanish to English language pair, taking into account vacation periods/ breaks (gross annual earnings)?

Thanks much!


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:49
Spanish to English
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One resource Sep 8, 2007

islander1974 wrote:

could anyone let me know how much a good freelancer earns for the French to English and Spanish to English language pair, taking into account vacation periods/ breaks (gross annual earnings)?


I think the American Translators Association has a publication for sale that provides statistics on salaries and wages for translators, broken out by job type and language pair. You can probably find ordering information at atanet.org.

Good luck!


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Ranjit Padda
Local time: 02:19
English to Panjabi
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how much to earn? Sep 8, 2007

hello sir,
though i have not exact idea about earnings of a freelanc
translater.
but the language pair you mention have much potential
all depends upon your willingness to do hard work and
your speciality in the field. you surely earn with the proz.com
because it s largest visiting site for outsourcers to post their jobs.


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Marcelo Silveyra
United States
Local time: 13:49
Member (2007)
German to English
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If you send me an e-mail... Sep 8, 2007

I can tell you how much I make a year as of now.

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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:49
Flemish to English
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Freelancer Sep 8, 2007

What do you mean by freelancer. Freelance translator, interpreter, trainer, I.T.-programmer?

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simona dachille  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:49
Italian to English
Only one thing is sure... Sep 8, 2007

it fluctuates all the time. My first year went great, my second my income was half, then it went up again. Basically, that's the risk you take being a freelancer and plus of course not standing a chance in hell of getting a mortgage!!!!;-)
Good luck and enjoy your freedom...which in my opinion is priceless!


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:49
English to German
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Only you can answer that... Sep 8, 2007

Hi islander,
Essentially, the only person who is really able to answer this question is - you.

Try 'playing around' with the Rate Calculator; although this tool is admittedly simplistic, it illustrates the impact of key factors on your target (or actual) income.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
Member (2007)
French to English
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Thanks everyone! Sep 8, 2007

I guess going 100% freelance just seems a little like gambling! Maybe I am just too conservative. But the intellectual/ schedule freedom of it is alluring!!

I guess no-one can determine what you earn except you!

What do you think?


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liz askew  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:49
Member (2007)
French to English
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Average annual earnings for freelancer Sep 8, 2007

Hello

If you send me an email privately I will let you know, though I just work part-time.

Liz Askew


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