Interpreter Salary in the UK

£14.85
per hour
per year
£26,500
per year
per hour

Interpreter - Average Salary

The average salary for an Interpreter is £14.85 net per hour (£26,500 gross per year), which is £3,100 (-10%) lower than the UK's national average salary.
An Interpreter can expect an average starting pay of £6.90. The highest pay rates can exceed £36.
£6.90
Low
£14.85
Average salary
£36
High
£13,500
Low
£26,500
Average salary
£50,000
High

Interpreter Salary Range

Low
£6.90
Average salary
£14.85
Experienced
£23.60
High
£36
Low
£13,500
Average salary
£26,500
Experienced
£38,300
High
£50,000
Among interpreters, Entry-Level Interpreters with no experience have the lowest salaries, while Experienced Private Market Interpreters tend to have the highest salaries.

Interpreter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Private Market Interpreter£15.90/hour
+7% 
Conference Interpreter£15.60/hour
+5% 
Court Interpreter£15.30/hour
+3% 
British Sign Language Interpreter£15.10/hour
+2% 
Freelance Interpreter£15/hour
+1% 
Police Interpreter£14/hour
 -6%
NHS Interpreter£13.80/hour
 -7%
Entry-Level Interpreter£7/hour
 -53%

Interpreter - Pay by Experience Level

An Interpreter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £6.90 net per hour. A mid career Interpreter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £13.80, while an experienced Interpreter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £23.60. Interpreters with more than 20 years of experience earn £27.90 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Interpreter

Late Career▲ +88%
Experienced▲ +59%
Average Salary£14.85/hour
Mid Career▼ -7%
No Experience▼ -54%

Gender Breakdown

Female
64%
Male
36%

Interpreter - Jobs by Location

Interpreter - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Interpreter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Interpreter

How much does an Interpreter make in the UK?
An Interpreter in the UK earns an average of £14.85 net per hour, which is about £26,500 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Interpreter updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Interpreter in the UK?
The starting salary of an Interpreter in the UK is around £6.90 net per hour. Entry-Level Interpreters with no experience usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Interpreter in the UK?
The highest salary of an Interpreter in the UK can reach and exceed £36 net per hour. Experienced Private Market Interpreters usually have the highest salaries.
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