Fees for Contract Court Interpreters

These are the per diem rates for federal contract court interpreters effective October 1, 2015:

Certified and Professionally Qualified Interpreters
Full Day $418
Half Day $226 (first half-day);
$192 (second half-day)
Overtime $59 per hour or part thereof
Language Skilled (Non-Certified)
Full Day $202
Half Day $111(first half-day);
$91 (second half-day)
Overtime $35 per hour or part thereof

 

The half-day rate is paid for services up to and including four consecutive hours in one day; the full-day rate is paid for services in excess of four consecutive hours up to and including eight hours in one day; the overtime/hourly rates apply if the workday exceeds eight hours, not including meal periods. Overtime payments are not applicable to travel time.

A contract interpreter cannot charge different court units for any half-day or full day for which he or she is already receiving payment from another court unit.

We observe a ten-minute courtesy period before overtime rates apply for assignments after 5:30 p.m.