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Language Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Language Specialist"

How much does a Language Specialist in the federal government get paid? $100,204.05* *Based on the 2022 average.

Language Specialist was the 173rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 910 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Language Specialist, with an average salary of $106,171.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Language Specialist

Language Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Language Specialist is $100,204.05. The highest paid Language Specialist made $176,300 in 2022.

Common Language Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Language Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 908
CG - Corporate Graded 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Rehabilitation Therapy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Computer OperationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Agricultural Warehouse InspectionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Language Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Language Specialist was $65,294. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,204 in 2022.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1040.

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