Pricing guideline for Interpretation/Translation

Lingo Ledger is a platform for interpreters/translators and their clients. This means that we don’t actually provide interpreting/translating services, but a method that interpreters/translators can interact with their clients without the need for agencies.

We don’t set the fees for the services that interpreters/translators list on the platform. They are free to choose whatever fee they want to charge. We just take a 10% cut of the fee they charge. For example, if a customer makes a booking for the translation of 200 words document at $50 per 100 words, we would just take $10. The interpreter/translator would receive $90.

That being said, we’ve provided a pricing guideline for the agency market rate of common interpreting/translating services. Nobody is obliged to follow these guidelines. We just thought they might be helpful as a starting point. Remember that Lingo Ledger charges a 10% service fee for whatever price you list the service at.

Guideline for Translation Fees:

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Standards Documents include driver's licences, identity documents as well as marriage, divorce, birth and death certificates.

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Non-Standard Documents include education qualifications, employment records and legal, medical and technical documents.

Keep in mind that the price per word will usually increase if the document is translated into an uncommon language (e.g Swahili) and/or if the document is very technical.

Standard Document TranslationAverage Price
Within 7 Business Days$40-80
Express Post$60-100


Non Standard Document TranslationAverage Price per 100 words
Within 7 Business Days$20-40
Express Post$60-80

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Standard Interpretation would include interpreting for events in person that are not for medical or legal purposes
Standard InterpretationAverage Price
Within Business Hours$120-150
Outside Business Hours$160-180


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Teleconferencing Interpretation involves interpreting information or words over the telephone or any other audio channel.
Teleconferencing InterpretationAverage Price Per Hour
Within Business Hours$90-130
Out of Hours$120-170

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Videoconferencing Interpretation involves interpreting information or words over video meeting software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype. The interpreter would be normally expected to show themselves over video
Videoconferencing InterpretationAverage Price per Hour
Within Business Hours$100-140
Out of Hours$130-180


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AUSLAN Interpretation involves the interpretation of spoken language to AUSLAN. AUSLAN is a visual-spatial language designed for use by Australia’s deaf and hearing-impaired community. It is a highly specialised language.

Additional factors that may affect the fee charged include

Callout charges that include travel cost

The difficulty of the interpretation

The rarity of the language pair

Notice you give the interpreter(This is because interpreters often have to prepare in advance for their bookings)

If interpretation is in a court, hospital or is required under the NDIS

Note that interpretation costs may be covered under the NDIS or similar government subsidy programs such as CentreLink.
AUSLAN IntepretationAverage Price per Hourxx
Business Hours$160-$180xx
Outside Business Hours$180-200xx
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