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Translator ranked #3 in 10 Best and Real Work at Home Jobs July 30, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Business practices, Translation.

Thanks to the Administrator of the German Language Division for pointing this Yahoo Finance article out. Being a translator has made it into a list of the top at-home jobs. You can check out the article here, but for those of you who don’t have time to read the interesting article here’s our relevant portion:

3. Translator

Those with fluency in more than one language translate audio files or documents, not just word for word but often with cultural differences in mind. “Companies can access home-based translators with hard-to-find language skills without being held back by geographic location,” says Fell.

Foster’s site lists 15 companies that seek home-based translators. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09, which groups translators and interpreters, notes a projected employment increase of 24 percent over the 2006-to-2016 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The national mean hourly wage for translators and interpreters was $20.74, with a mean annual wage of $43,130 as of May 2008, according to estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some industries pay significantly higher, with the highest paying jobs generally in the management, scientific and technical consulting services areas, in which the mean hourly wage was $56.50 and the annual mean wage was $117,530.

I don’t know about you, but it’s nice to know I earn a little over the mean annual wage while enjoying the convenience of working from home.



1. gina - October 24, 2011

where can I find this list?

Jill (@bonnjill) - October 24, 2011

Click on “here” in the blog post.

2. gina - October 25, 2011

Yes I did. The article says Fosters site has a list of 15 companies who seek translators.. I have been trying to find a real translating job with luck. What I have found all seem to be scams charging large amounts of money to find you a position. I was hoping to get a list of these 15 companies who hire translators so I can contact them directly.

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