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Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in District of Columbia

The average annual and hourly salaries for interpreters and translators in the state of District of Columbia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interpreters and translators among District of Columbia metropolitan 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 District of Columbia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,970
25th Percentile Wage
$68,900
50th Percentile Wage
$92,150
75th Percentile Wage
$110,950
90th Percentile Wage
$121,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in District of Columbia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.47
25th Percentile Wage
$33.11
50th Percentile Wage
$44.30
75th Percentile Wage
$53.34
90th Percentile Wage
$58.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in District of Columbia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.56. The median hourly salary is $44.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.47.

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
201692,1507.63%58.91%
201585,12015.54%-
201471,890-1.72%-
201373,13048.23%-
201237,860--


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