How much to charge for interpreting (direct client)
Thread poster: JASO

United States
Local time: 00:11
English to Spanish
Jul 30, 2002

I have done medical site interpreting for a company in Florida (USA) they payme 25.00 per hour plus mileage. Now I am in the case of been without a middle man, and this other company from Georgia is asking me how much for a job in the fields of immigration. I dont know cause I had never done it directly, can soemone tell me about how much should I charge, or what\'s the customary fee?

Thank You,


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:11
Dutch to English
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Interpreting price Jul 30, 2002

Hi Jaso,

Generally agencies charge between 30 and 50% more than you get so I would put 30% on top.

Good luck!


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Massimo Gaido  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:11
English to Italian
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It depends....... Jul 30, 2002

I guess it depends on what state you are, and on the languages involved. Supply and demand rules...... However, I believe you should get at leat $30.00\\35.00\\hr., minimum 3 hours, plus around $20.00\\hr. for travel (For SPEN). This is what usually agencies pay in the US...if you have a direct client, you should charge at least $50.00\\hr., plus travel (same as above, or a little more).

I live in Chicago and I know several Spanish interpreters here....none of them would work for $25.00\\hr. even with an agency.

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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 03:11
money topics in money matters Jul 31, 2002

Postings like this belong in \"money matters\"


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