Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,560
25th Percentile Wage
$44,100
50th Percentile Wage
$60,320
75th Percentile Wage
$80,850
90th Percentile Wage
$104,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,560.

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
$60,320
13.03% 7.87%
2016
$52,460
7.11% -
2015
$48,730
-12.29% -
2014
$54,720
-6.01% -
2013
$58,010
4.21% -
2012
$55,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of New York ranges from $30,640 to $67,260. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $67,260. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $57,640). The lowest paying area is Buffalo-Niagara Falls with a median annual salary of $30,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$67,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$57,640
Nassau-Suffolk
$55,320
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$54,560
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$41,730
Rochester
$41,480
Utica-Rome
$35,370
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$30,640




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