There is a significant number of translators who have broken the $100K mark in their annual income. There are several ways of achieving this feat. Some of these are discussed below.
- Language chosen
In the U.S translators who specialize in certain languages earn more than others. Top on the list are Middle East and Asia languages. Among these are:
Other well-paying languages are Dutch, Spanish, French and German. A person working in this niche is more likely to make 100K a year as a translator than another engaging in Italian or Portuguese translation that generally pay low rates.