Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,650
25th Percentile Wage
$38,430
50th Percentile Wage
$54,330
75th Percentile Wage
$71,800
90th Percentile Wage
$92,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,650.

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
$54,330
6.29% 21.48%
2016
$50,910
9.78% -
2015
$45,930
5.12% -
2014
$43,580
0.28% -
2013
$43,460
1.84% -
2012
$42,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Missouri ranges from $25,830 to $59,240. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $59,240. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Springfield (mean annual salary $57,540). The lowest paying area is St Joseph with a median annual salary of $25,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$59,240
Springfield
$57,540
Columbia
$54,550
Kansas City
$46,580
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,670
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$33,320
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$28,070
St Joseph
$25,830




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