Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Texas

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,510
25th Percentile Wage
$36,010
50th Percentile Wage
$48,570
75th Percentile Wage
$61,260
90th Percentile Wage
$77,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.22
25th Percentile Wage
$17.32
50th Percentile Wage
$23.35
75th Percentile Wage
$29.45
90th Percentile Wage
$37.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.39. The median hourly salary is $23.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.22.

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
201648,570-1.61%13.82%
201549,35014.69%-
201442,1004.13%-
201340,360-3.72%-
201241,860--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Texas ranges from $19,160 to $52,580. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $52,580. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is San Antonio-New Braunfels (mean annual salary $46,510). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$52,580
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$46,510
Tyler
$43,160
Corpus Christi
$42,750
Waco
$39,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$38,980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$38,830
Fort Worth-Arlington
$38,420
Lubbock
$35,990
El Paso
$35,230
Amarillo
$31,540
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$19,160


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