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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,540
25th Percentile Wage
$34,420
50th Percentile Wage
$51,000
75th Percentile Wage
$65,440
90th Percentile Wage
$79,380

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 $79,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,540.

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
$51,000
4.76% 17.92%
2016
$48,570
-1.61% -
2015
$49,350
14.69% -
2014
$42,100
4.13% -
2013
$40,360
-3.72% -
2012
$41,860
- -

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 $72,920. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $72,920. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $51,690). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$72,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$51,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,640
Corpus Christi
$44,920
Brownsville-Harlingen
$44,120
Tyler
$43,160
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$42,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$40,440
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$40,190
Fort Worth-Arlington
$38,420
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$37,690
El Paso
$37,010
Waco
$36,340
Lubbock
$35,990
Amarillo
$33,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$19,160




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