Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for interpreters and translators in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interpreters and translators among Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Interpreters and Translators in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,580
25th Percentile Wage
$45,390
50th Percentile Wage
$56,180
75th Percentile Wage
$72,670
90th Percentile Wage
$91,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.55
25th Percentile Wage
$21.82
50th Percentile Wage
$27.01
75th Percentile Wage
$34.94
90th Percentile Wage
$44.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.18. The median hourly salary is $27.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.55.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of interpreters and translators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,1806.35%2.83%
201552,6108.55%-
201448,1100.96%-
201347,650-14.56%-
201254,590--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Colorado ranges from $51,300 to $63,390. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $63,390. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $55,120). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $51,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$63,390
Boulder
$55,120
Colorado Springs
$54,370
Fort Collins-Loveland
$51,300


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