Percentage of freelancers in the translation industry.
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Abdul Wadood Jormut  Identity Verified
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Dec 8, 2013

Hello! Can someone please tell me the percentage of freelance translators compared to employed ones? I know it's a large percentage but I would like to know if someone has some statistics. Thank you!

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Karen Stokes  Identity Verified
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CIOL / ITI survey Dec 8, 2013

The joint CIOL / ITI rates and salaries survey in 2011 found a split amongst respondents of 86% freelance versus 14% employed but the Common Sense Advisory might have some insights on this too.

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