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
$25,450
25th Percentile Wage
$34,370
50th Percentile Wage
$45,570
75th Percentile Wage
$61,150
90th Percentile Wage
$81,350

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 $81,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $25,450.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,570
4.81% 5.07%
2016
$43,380
2.37% -
2015
$42,350
1.68% -
2014
$41,640
-2.02% -
2013
$42,480
-1.84% -
2012
$43,260
- -

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

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in 21 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 - local government owned industry with an annual salary $89,500. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $31,520). 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 - Local government owned
$89,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$76,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$68,090
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,980
Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,810
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,510
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$58,350
Educational Services - State government owned
$58,220
Junior colleges - State government owned
$57,620
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$56,600
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$51,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$50,680
Educational Services
$45,570
Educational Support Services
$45,020
Other Schools and Instruction
$43,970
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$43,970
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$43,700
Educational Services - Local government owned
$43,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$41,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$41,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$31,520

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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