Poll: The average payment I receive per job is approximately:
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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No idea / Don't care May 8

I don't [expletive deleted, but sorely missed for emphasis] know. Who has the time - or the inclination - to work out things like this anyway? Not me.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, I'm currently engaged in trying to find which of my clients haven't paid the income tax for which I billed them last year, which is taking up more than enough of my precious time.


Ricki Farn
Teresa Borges
Michael Harris
Els Govaerts
Philip Lees
 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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No idea May 8

It's totally irrelevant anyway.

I never do an average job. It's like the average person - doesn't exist.
On my current worksheet I have jobs - done or in progress - for 75 Danish Kroner (Minimim rate for a non-profit client) up to DKK 48743 - which is large for me.

The job for DKK 48743 will keep me out of mischief until the middle of next month, so the average for anything I do alongside it will be lower than normal.

I have even persuaded the tax au
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It's totally irrelevant anyway.

I never do an average job. It's like the average person - doesn't exist.
On my current worksheet I have jobs - done or in progress - for 75 Danish Kroner (Minimim rate for a non-profit client) up to DKK 48743 - which is large for me.

The job for DKK 48743 will keep me out of mischief until the middle of next month, so the average for anything I do alongside it will be lower than normal.

I have even persuaded the tax authorities that it is a waste of time to work out my average monthly earnings, because some months I take a break and earn nothing at all. They adjust my pension at the end of the year, and fiddling about along the way is just unnecessary administration.
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Erik Hansson
Catherine De Crignis
Ricki Farn
Michael Harris
Natalia Pedrosa
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No idea! May 8

Average? No idea! My minimum rate is 40 EUR (45 USD)…

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Half what I deserve :-) May 8

The maths isn't that hard:

$5,000,000 per month divided by 500 jobs a month equals $10,000 average per job

I came out around $300.


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 18:06
Member (2005)
English to German
@Chris S May 8

If the criterion is what we deserve, I demand to be paid on average one chocolate cake in addition to any project fee. A larger-than-average one.

Apart from that: no idea.


Christine Andersen
Chris S
Teresa Borges
Sueli Astrini
 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:06
Member (2006)
German to English
Other May 8

I do not charge in USD!

Ricki Farn
Elena Mordenti
Philip Lees
Eckhard Boehle
 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
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Member
English to French
100-200 euros May 8

The more the merrier.

Use TO3000, set a time period, divide sales by number of jobs.

Philippe


 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
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Too Much To Mention May 8

Anyway, here in the USA, what someone makes in exchange for their work is thought of as a verboten topic, nobody's business, unless you're somebody who's consistently in the public eye like, over here, Oprah, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, and, of course, as of yesterday again, Donald Trump!

Ricki Farn
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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No way to answer this May 8

It varies immensely. There is no such a thing as an average.

Philip Lees
Ricki Farn
 

Anastasia Kingsley Kinkusic  Identity Verified
Croatia
Member (2011)
English
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Trends in translation May 8

I found this question both relevant and interesting. When I first began translating, jobs were small and numerous, but over the years, the trend has reversed itself. Instead of many small jobs, I tend to attract larger projects of 10,000-15,000 words or (much) more, placing me in the $400-$800 range as an average.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Other May 9

It's hard to measure. So far this year it's US$ 1,452; last year it was $667.

I agree: it's irrelevant. More meaningful would be the average number of hours one works in the week or how many days in the year.

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