Interpreters and Translators Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of interpreters and translators in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare interpreters and translators salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,080
25th Percentile Wage
$39,840
50th Percentile Wage
$54,920
75th Percentile Wage
$70,990
90th Percentile Wage
$82,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) interpreters and translators is $82,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $29,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interpreters and translators in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,920
1.89% 22.36%
2016
$53,880
20.86% -
2012
$42,640
- -

Compare Interpreters and Translators Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in twelve industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for interpreters and translators occupations is the software publishers industry with an annual salary $64,840. The lowest paying industry is the data processing, hosting, and related services industry (annual salary $36,720). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$64,840
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$60,300
Other Information Services
$55,330
Other Information Services
$55,330
Telecommunications
$52,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$51,290
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$48,510
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$47,030
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$46,980
Newspaper Publishers
$45,590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$36,720
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$36,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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