ATA announces the launch of its Compensation Survey

As an ongoing effort to provide business strategies and solutions, this survey is an important service provided by ATA to its members.

This comprehensive survey is designed to compile compensation information—specifically for translating and interpreting—to provide a comparative analysis you can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

To show the effects of the pandemic on translator and interpreter income and rates, this survey is designed to collect data both from before the pandemic (2019) and during the pandemic (2020).

Information will be aggregated so that no individual participant can be identified.

Take the ATA Compensation Survey

ATA is working with Dynamic Benchmarking, LLC, an independent firm specializing in association-related research, to conduct an industry-wide survey of compensation for translation and interpreting services. Dynamic Benchmarking is collecting the survey responses, thus ensuring your anonymity.

Why do this survey?

There is a need for a comprehensive picture of the market for translation and interpreting services. The survey results will be an invaluable resource for everyone in the field. Your participation is essential to collecting sufficient data.

Is that the only reason to take the survey?

No. If you complete the survey, you will receive a copy of the results formatted to allow filtering by language and specialty. You will be able to easily compare your compensation for the years 2019 and 2020 to that of your colleagues.

Who can take the survey?

Translators, interpreters, and company owners working in the U.S. You do not need to be an ATA member to take the survey.

How do I take the survey?

ATA members were sent an email invitation with login information and an access link to the survey. Non-members can take the survey by registering at

I didn’t get the email.

You will receive a second email invitation with an access link and login information in the next few days. In the meantime, check your spam folder. Some members have reported that the Dynamic Benchmarking email was flagged as spam.

But I want to take the survey now.

Great! Go to Enter the email address that you have on file with ATA as your Username. Submit to request your password. This will re-generate the original email invitation. Watch for the email, and don’t forget to check your spam folder.

Does my ATA password work?

No, you must create a unique password for access to your Dynamic Benchmarking account.

How long do I have to take the survey?

The survey must be completed by July 23.

When will we have results?

Survey results are scheduled to be released later this summer.

I have questions.

Send questions to

What else?

Thank you for your time and your ongoing support of ATA!


Take the ATA Compensation Survey. (2021, July 1). ATA Newsbriefs

ATA Compensation Survey. (2021, June 24). ATA Website