Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for interpreters and translators in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interpreters and translators amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Interpreters and Translators in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,330
25th Percentile Wage
$32,130
50th Percentile Wage
$36,660
75th Percentile Wage
$43,980
90th Percentile Wage
$52,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interpreters and translators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,660
3.06% 7.56%
2016
$35,540
-0.53% -
2015
$35,730
3.89% -
2014
$34,340
-0.67% -
2013
$34,570
1.97% -
2012
$33,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Interpreters and Translators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Iowa ranges from $34,700 to $45,140. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $45,140. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $38,780). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $34,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$45,140
Cedar Rapids
$38,780
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$37,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$36,720
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$36,070
Iowa City
$34,700




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