Information About Interpreters And Translators

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Training

Interpreters and translators need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Interpreters and translators
Training for Interpreters And Translators
Percent
Less than High School 2.9
High School 10.9
Some College 23.6
Associates Degree 14.2
Bachelors Degree 30.2
Masters Degree 13.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.4

Employment

Represents about 50,000 people in the United States- 26.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 11,000 more interpreters and translators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 23,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, interpreters and translators make $24.33 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Interpreters and translators $11.40 $15.40 $21.20 $29.80 $42.30
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, interpreters and translators make $50,610 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Interpreters and translators $23,710 $32,020 $44,160 $62,170 $88,010
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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