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Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for interpreters and translators in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interpreters and translators amongst South Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,810
25th Percentile Wage
$29,980
50th Percentile Wage
$37,820
75th Percentile Wage
$47,800
90th Percentile Wage
$59,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.45
25th Percentile Wage
$14.41
50th Percentile Wage
$18.18
75th Percentile Wage
$22.98
90th Percentile Wage
$28.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.45. The median hourly salary is $18.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.45.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of interpreters and translators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,8204.52%3.41%
201536,110-3.05%-
201437,2102.58%-
201336,250-0.77%-
201236,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of South Carolina ranges from $28,550 to $84,530. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $84,530. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $42,210). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$84,530
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$42,210
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$40,540
Columbia
$39,360
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$39,160
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,550


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