Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for interpreters and translators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interpreters and translators among Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,380
25th Percentile Wage
$33,600
50th Percentile Wage
$42,910
75th Percentile Wage
$57,740
90th Percentile Wage
$70,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,380.

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
$42,910
-0.75% -1.00%
2016
$43,230
4.63% -
2015
$41,230
6.18% -
2014
$38,680
-3.54% -
2013
$40,050
-8.21% -
2012
$43,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Michigan ranges from $29,220 to $61,540. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Michigan is Flint with a median annual salary of $61,540. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Grand Rapids-Wyoming (mean annual salary $47,220). The lowest paying area is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $29,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Flint
$61,540
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$47,220
Kalamazoo-Portage
$41,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$39,930
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$39,120
Ann Arbor
$38,780
South Bend-Mishawaka
$35,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$34,660
Lansing-East Lansing
$30,170
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$29,220




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