Interpreting Rates
Thread poster: Conor Jarrett

Conor Jarrett
Ireland
Local time: 00:33
Member (Mar 2019)
French to English
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May 15

I've been in touch with an agency about the possibility of working as an interpreter. They've offered me €20 per hour. As I'm still quite new to this sector, I wanted to ask, does this seem reasonable? I do French/Italian to English and I'm living near Dublin. Maybe it's just me, but the aforementioned rate seems lower than I had expected. What do others think about this? What is your idea of a decent rate?

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erika rubinstein  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:33
Member (2011)
English to Russian
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Rates May 15

I dont know the rates in Dublin, but I can not imagine, that they are si low. The interpreting rates in Germany through agencies are 650 to 700 EUR/day. No hourly rates. If you work for courts then 75 EUR/hour.

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Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Local time: 07:33
Member
Chinese to English
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Pools May 15

Jobs & Directories on the top menu bar > Screened Professionals > Interpreters

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Davide Leone  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:33
Member (2015)
English to Italian
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Reject the offer May 16

An offer of 20 Euros an hour for interpreting is ridiculous for any language pair, in whatever country you live in.
Negotiate starting from 50 Euros an hour minimum, provided that you are a good professional interpreter.
I hate agencies that bring down so much our industry.


Maja_K
 


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