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survey of sign language interpreters (US)

August 2nd, 2005

I participated in an online survey some months ago, and the results show me in the most common range in almost everything. Some highlights:
46% feel highly valued and appreciated (4 on a scale of 1-5)
53% worked fewer than 20 billable jobs in the three months preceding this survey (makes me wonder if it’s parttime work for most – like me?)
90% worked for up to 40 different organizations in the previous 3 month period (I wonder how many only work for a small handful? This is obscured.)
Pay is broadly distributed, but the largest percentage, 36%, earns between $30.00 and 39.99/hour.
Finally, while experience in the field varied widely, the largest percentage of respondents to this survey, 35%, had more than 16 years.

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