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Highest Paying Cities for Interpreters and Translators

The top 100 highest paying cities for interpreters and translators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of interpreters and translators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $85,440, Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland is the highest paying city for interpreters and translators. It is followed by Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina (average annual salary $84,530). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of interpreters and translators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Interpreters and Translators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$85,440
370
2 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$84,530
50
3 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$78,210
410
4 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$72,920
690
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$72,250
2,240
6 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$70,660
50
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$70,170
1,830
8 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$68,520
1,910
9 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$67,260
2,280
10 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$66,820
50
11 Jackson, Mississippi
$66,450
50
12 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$66,090
n/a
13 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$65,710
390
14 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$65,030
610
15 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$64,820
200
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$64,340
270
17 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$63,910
50
18 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$63,390
810
19 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$62,600
60
20 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$62,190
100
21 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$61,990
1,690
22 Flint, Michigan
$61,540
70
23 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$61,390
310
24 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$61,220
1,070
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$61,170
2,480
26 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$60,270
60
27 Boulder, Colorado
$59,780
130
28 St Louis, Missouri
$59,240
540
29 Jacksonville, Florida
$59,100
260
30 Columbus, Georgia
$58,140
200
31 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$57,640
2,350
32 Springfield, Missouri
$57,540
n/a
33 Camden, New Jersey
$57,430
100
34 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$57,400
40
35 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$56,950
100
36 Rochester, Minnesota
$56,310
220
37 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$56,200
210
38 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$55,890
2,070
39 Nashua, New Hampshire
$55,730
50
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,610
1,010
41 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$55,600
40
42 Columbus, Ohio
$55,490
490
43 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$55,460
30
44 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$55,320
220
45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$54,860
280
46 Peabody, Massachusetts
$54,850
n/a
47 Akron, Ohio
$54,800
60
48 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$54,560
150
49 Columbia, Missouri
$54,550
70
50 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$54,290
480
51 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$54,230
n/a
52 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$54,000
1,330
53 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$53,940
2,650
54 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$53,480
390
55 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$52,910
50
56 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$52,690
40
57 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$52,130
990
58 Wilmington, New Jersey
$52,040
50
59 Duluth, Wisconsin
$52,010
40
60 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$51,690
1,670
61 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$51,510
140
62 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$51,410
40
63 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$51,380
50
64 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$51,280
250
65 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$51,190
40
66 Merced, California
$50,830
30
67 Madison, Wisconsin
$50,800
190
68 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$50,790
40
69 New Haven, Connecticut
$50,720
40
70 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$50,570
90
71 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$50,130
880
72 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$49,810
780
73 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$49,570
50
74 Honolulu, Hawaii
$49,550
80
75 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$49,150
40
76 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$49,060
90
77 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$49,000
230
78 Stockton, California
$48,920
70
79 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$48,760
50
80 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$48,690
30
81 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$48,310
420
82 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$48,210
50
83 Urban Honolulu, USA
$47,930
110
84 St Cloud, Minnesota
$47,790
n/a
85 Tacoma, Washington
$47,760
60
86 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$47,740
70
87 Fresno, California
$47,730
270
88 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$47,680
50
89 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$47,670
120
90 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$47,640
900
91 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$47,600
140
92 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$47,500
360
93 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$47,480
920
94 Flagstaff, Arizona
$47,230
40
95 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$47,220
160
96 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$47,110
100
97 Visalia-Porterville, California
$47,070
50
98 Worcester, Massachusetts
$47,040
180
99 Roanoke, Virginia
$47,020
40
100 El Centro, California
$47,010
40
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