The following Translator Q & A is part of our Translator FAQ Series.
Question: How much can translators make per year?
Answer: Like we mentioned within the past FAQ answer to the question of: What can I charge per word as a professional translator? the answer to this question largely depends on your number of years of experience, target language, specialization if any, and the types of clients you are working with.
In our experience professional translators with 3-5+ years of full time experience can earn $40k-$60K+ depending on the factors mentioned above. For more on what translators charge per word please see our blog post on Common Translation Fees.