Interpreters and Translators Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,850
25th Percentile Wage
$33,110
50th Percentile Wage
$43,380
75th Percentile Wage
$57,570
90th Percentile Wage
$76,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in the industry sector of educational 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 $76,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $24,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of interpreters and translators in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,3802.37%0.28%
201542,3501.68%-
201441,640-2.02%-
201342,480-1.84%-
201243,260--

Compare Interpreters and Translators Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in 18 industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $58,330. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $37,520). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$56,970
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$56,520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,110
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$55,980
Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,150
Educational Services - State government owned
$52,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$48,120
Educational Services - Privately owned
$47,940
Other Schools and Instruction
$44,120
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,120
Educational Services
$43,380
Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$40,170
Educational Support Services
$40,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$39,840
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$39,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$37,520

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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