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
$19,070
25th Percentile Wage
$20,400
50th Percentile Wage
$25,920
75th Percentile Wage
$35,930
90th Percentile Wage
$54,140

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 $54,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interpreters and translators is $19,070.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,9205.79%10.19%
201524,4204.95%-
201423,210-4.48%-
201324,2504.00%-
201223,280--

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

The average salaries of interpreters and translators in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed interpreters and translators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$25,240
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$25,240

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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