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Interpreters and Translators Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,230
25th Percentile Wage
$35,460
50th Percentile Wage
$51,800
75th Percentile Wage
$69,030
90th Percentile Wage
$90,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $90,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $25,230.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,800
-0.50% -4.46%
2016
$52,060
4.59% -
2015
$49,670
2.07% -
2014
$48,640
8.98% -
2013
$44,270
-22.23% -
2012
$54,110
- -

Compare Interpreters and Translators Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 engineering services industry with an annual salary $135,580. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $18,260). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Engineering Services
$135,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$65,310
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$63,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$60,180
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$59,640
Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,800
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,550
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$46,980
Legal Services
$46,070
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$18,260

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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