Interpreters and Translators Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,320
25th Percentile Wage
$34,130
50th Percentile Wage
$42,630
75th Percentile Wage
$52,600
90th Percentile Wage
$64,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $64,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $26,320.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,6302.89%5.86%
201541,4001.64%-
201440,7203.93%-
201339,120-2.58%-
201240,130--

Compare Interpreters and Translators Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in 30 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $50,260. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $21,610). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$50,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$50,090
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$48,620
Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,480
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$46,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,950
Outpatient Care Centers
$45,700
Hospitals - State government owned
$45,360
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$45,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$44,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$44,330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,760
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$43,720
Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,690
Home Health Care Services
$43,510
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$42,400
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,130
Offices of Physicians
$35,690
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$35,050
Social Assistance
$34,810
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,750
Individual and Family Services
$34,280
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$34,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,020
Child Day Care Services
$26,180
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$23,680
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$23,680
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$21,610

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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