What determines the cost for services and why are interpreters paid ‘high’ hourly rates?
First, interpreters are not volunteers, but working professionals with a code of ethics, trained in cultural and linguistic fluency. Interpreters are specialist in high demand that go through years of rigorous training and ongoing professional development.
Our rates are comprehensive, covering schedule coordination, provider service costs and management, in addition to our overall customer service support. The time, duration, nature and lead time of a request are factors that impact hourly rates.