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Language Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Language Specialist"

How much does a Language Specialist in the federal government get paid? $87,888.59* *Based on the 2016 average.
924 EMPLOYEES
$81.21M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Language Specialist was the 178th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 924 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Language Specialist, with an average salary of $91,424.

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.

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 $87,888.59. The highest paid Language Specialist made $160,300 in 2016.

Common Language Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Language Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 922
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / 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
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Railroad Retirement Claims ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Language Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Language Specialist was $65,294. Since then, the average pay has increased to $87,889 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1040.

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