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
$26,660
25th Percentile Wage
$34,530
50th Percentile Wage
$43,420
75th Percentile Wage
$54,340
90th Percentile Wage
$66,620

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 $66,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $26,660.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,420
1.82% 7.58%
2016
$42,630
2.89% -
2015
$41,400
1.64% -
2014
$40,720
3.93% -
2013
$39,120
-2.58% -
2012
$40,130
- -

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

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in 33 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 nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) industry with an annual salary $71,940. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $22,900). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$71,940
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$65,790
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$55,000
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$52,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$52,030
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$49,770
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,910
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$47,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$47,140
Hospitals - State government owned
$46,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$45,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,910
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$44,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,600
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$43,430
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$43,300
Outpatient Care Centers
$40,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$36,950
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,940
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$36,390
Offices of Physicians
$35,540
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$34,890
Social Assistance
$34,690
Individual and Family Services
$33,440
Home Health Care Services
$32,560
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,020
Child Day Care Services
$29,310
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$29,110
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$23,680
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$23,680
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$22,900

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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