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ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Appendix C: GCCCD Interpreter Pay Rates

GCCCD ASL-English Interpreter Pay Scale

Step #3: $23/Hour

Sign Language Interpreting certification preferred. Graduate of an Interpreting Training Program recommended. Documented interpreting work experience required. In house evaluation required.1

Step #5: $29/Hour

Sign Language Interpreting certification needed. Must have at least 3+ years interpreting experience in a post-secondary educational setting. ITP/AA/AS degree preferred.

Step #7: $33/Hour

NAD III; ACCI III; EIPA III; or equivalent post- secondary educational interpreting certification (ie. SDCCD II). Must have 5+ years of interpreting experience in a post-secondary educational setting. ITP/AA/AS background preferred.

Step#8: $36/Hour

RID NIC (certified level), CI or CT; NAD IV; EIPA IV. Ten years interpreting experience in a post-secondary educational setting is strongly preferred. A minimum requirement of ACCI III or NAD III with at least 10 years post-secondary educational interpreting experience required. Bachelor's degree recommended.1

Step#9: $40/Hour

RID CI & CT, NIC (Advanced or Master); or NAD V, plus 15 years of experience interpreting in a post-secondary setting strongly preferred. *Must meet the minimum requirement of ACCI IV; NAD IV; RID NIC, CI or CT and at least 15 years post-secondary educational interpreting experience required. Bachelor's degree recommended.

(Rates as of June 2013)


1. Step increases are up to the discretion of the Coordinator of Interpreting Services and/or from an in-house evaluation. Before requesting a pay increase, interpreters are strongly encouraged first to seek professional development and have documentation from professional trainings, mentorships, or proof of newly acquired certification.
Last Updated: 08/02/2016
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