Interpreters and Translators Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,880
25th Percentile Wage
$39,240
50th Percentile Wage
$47,400
75th Percentile Wage
$58,350
90th Percentile Wage
$71,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interpreters and translators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.84
25th Percentile Wage
$18.86
50th Percentile Wage
$22.79
75th Percentile Wage
$28.05
90th Percentile Wage
$34.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interpreters and translators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.22. The median hourly salary is $22.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.84.

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
201647,4003.48%0.51%
201545,7500.09%-
201445,71011.81%-
201340,310-16.99%-
201247,160--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interpreters and translators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $32,200 to $52,010. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Wisconsin is Duluth with a median annual salary of $52,010. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,410). The lowest paying area is Green Bay with a median annual salary of $32,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Duluth
$52,010
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$51,050
Madison
$47,280
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$46,880
Oshkosh-Neenah
$46,670
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,000
Lake County-Kenosha County
$44,290
Appleton
$43,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,320
Green Bay
$32,200


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