Interpreters and Translators Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,470
25th Percentile Wage
$21,930
50th Percentile Wage
$26,330
75th Percentile Wage
$34,430
90th Percentile Wage
$53,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $53,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $18,470.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,330
1.56% 11.58%
2016
$25,920
5.79% -
2015
$24,420
4.95% -
2014
$23,210
-4.48% -
2013
$24,250
4.00% -
2012
$23,280
- -

Compare Interpreters and Translators Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in three industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $40,530. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $24,980). For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,530
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$24,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$24,980

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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