Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,060
25th Percentile Wage
$28,120
50th Percentile Wage
$36,800
75th Percentile Wage
$47,810
90th Percentile Wage
$59,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,060.

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
$36,800
1.98% 4.51%
2016
$36,070
3.55% -
2015
$34,790
-3.91% -
2014
$36,150
0.25% -
2013
$36,060
2.55% -
2012
$35,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Tennessee ranges from $24,800 to $44,800. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $44,800. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,200). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$44,800
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,200
Knoxville
$38,910
Chattanooga
$34,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$32,410
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,800




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