Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,170
25th Percentile Wage
$47,420
50th Percentile Wage
$69,940
75th Percentile Wage
$95,970
90th Percentile Wage
$124,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.39
25th Percentile Wage
$22.80
50th Percentile Wage
$33.61
75th Percentile Wage
$46.14
90th Percentile Wage
$60.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.02. The median hourly salary is $33.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.39.

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
201669,94010.77%-28.18%
201562,410-3.25%-
201464,4407.15%-
201359,830-49.84%-
201289,650--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Virginia ranges from $45,590 to $70,660. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Virginia is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $70,660. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $70,120). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$70,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$70,120
Richmond
$66,240
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,590


Related:

Highest paying cities for interpreters and translators

Highest paying industries for interpreters and translators.