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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,810
25th Percentile Wage
$38,960
50th Percentile Wage
$48,060
75th Percentile Wage
$59,150
90th Percentile Wage
$73,990

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 $73,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,810.

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
$48,060
1.37% 1.87%
2016
$47,400
3.48% -
2015
$45,750
0.09% -
2014
$45,710
11.81% -
2013
$40,310
-16.99% -
2012
$47,160
- -

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 $37,320 to $53,480. The highest paying area for interpreters and translators in Wisconsin is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $53,480. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $52,130). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$53,480
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$52,130
Duluth
$52,010
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,410
Madison
$50,800
Oshkosh-Neenah
$46,670
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,590
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,000
Sheboygan
$44,930
Appleton
$43,530
Green Bay
$40,520
Lake County-Kenosha County
$40,200
La Crosse
$38,500
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,320




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