Language Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Language Specialist"How much does a Language Specialist in the federal government get paid? $93,717.26* *Based on the 2020 average.
Language Specialist was the 172nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 952 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Language Specialist, with an average salary of $102,716.
Government Language Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Language Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the primary duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform work in rendering from a foreign language into English or from English into a foreign language the spoken or written word where the objective is accurate translations and/or interpretations.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Language Specialist
Language Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Language Specialist is $93,717.26. The highest paid Language Specialist made $170,800 in 2020.
Common Language Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Language Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||947|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||3|
|CG - Corporate Graded||1|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Language Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Government Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Computer Operation||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Agricultural Warehouse Inspection||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Legal Instruments Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Language Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Language Specialist was $65,294. Since then, the average pay has increased to $93,717 in 2020.
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