- You can expect interpreter rates to be about $25-$75 per hour, depending on the assignment and the credentials/experience of the interpreter.
- Billing policies will likely include a two-hour minimum, including the driving time to and from their home to the appointment. Most interpreters require cancellation notice greater than 24 or 48 hours to avoid charges.
- Assignments over 2 hours in length or of a particularly difficult nature will require 2 interpreters, working as a team.
- Interpreters abide by a strict Code of Professional Conduct. Your facility may also need to sign a HIPAA agreement with the interpreters you use.
Finding an Interpreter
Organizations like RID (Registry of Interpreters for Deaf) and VDDHH provide online directories to help people find sign language interpreters. They also provide other information on working with professional sign language interpreters. The links below will take you to more information about local, state, regional, national, international or online organizations that focus on sign language interpreting or that may be able to refer you to an interpreter in your area.