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Qualified interpreters are welcome and encouraged to join Northeastern University’s list of independent contractors. Please fill out this form or email for more information.

Northeastern University ASL Interpreter Rates

Providers will be paid as “Independent Contractors.” Our interpreter rates are calculated based on the following factors:

  • Level of credentials (eg. State-screened, nationally certified, etc.)
  • Years of holding certification
    • Additional factors include Masters or PhD and assignment location (in person vs remote)

Certification documentation and a copy of your resume must be provided prior to assignments. 

Nationally Certified Hearing Interpreter$65/hour
Nationally Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)$65/hour
Deaf Interpreter$50/hour
MCDHH Screened Hearing Interpreter$45/hour
     NIC/CASLI Written/Knowledge Exam+ $5/hour
Master’s Degree / PhD+ $3/hour
For every 5 years Nationally Certified+ $3/hour 
On Site/ In – person Assignments *+ $5/hour
Close Vision/ Deaf Blind *+ $5/hour

*does not apply to all jobs, specific to each assignment

Prep time is billed at your base rate, not the on-site/in-person rate.


General Billing Guidelines

Interpreters are paid a 2-hour minimum *initial provider appearance fee, per assignment.


Mileage and parking are not compensated for Northeastern University jobs.

Prep Time for Academic Classes (Interpreters Only)

Interpreters are paid one hour of prep per week for each class. Additional prep time can be requested if needed for complex courses and must be pre-negotiated. Prep time is typically not offered for ASL language classes but can be requested. 


All Invoices should include the following information:

  • Invoice number
  • Date of invoice
  • Dates and names of events
  • Start and end times
  • Rate per hour
  • Total hours billed
  • Name, mailing address and email address

For assignments booked through the ASL & Interpreting Education Program, please email a copy of your W-9 Form  and invoice to Kathleen Perry, For all assignments booked through the Disability Resource Center, please email a copy of your w9 and invoice to Betsy Ireland,