Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,000
25th Percentile Wage
$36,730
50th Percentile Wage
$48,030
75th Percentile Wage
$59,590
90th Percentile Wage
$71,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,000.

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
$48,030
-1.23% 8.12%
2016
$48,620
6.15% -
2015
$45,630
-11.48% -
2014
$50,870
11.99% -
2013
$44,770
1.43% -
2012
$44,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $30,690 to $55,600. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Pennsylvania is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $55,600. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $54,860). The lowest paying area is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $30,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lancaster
$55,600
Philadelphia
$54,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,290
Newark-Union
$51,510
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,150
Pittsburgh
$47,670
York-Hanover
$46,490
Reading
$45,690
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,640
Erie
$43,380
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$30,690




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