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Interpreters and Translators in Kentucky

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10.7% Jobs Projection
$44,960 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Interpreters and Translators in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Interpreters and Translators in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Kentucky?

650 people worked as Interpreters and Translators in 2018 in this state.

There were 450 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interpreters and Translators in KY Employment Trend

The amount of Interpreters and Translators working in the state is similar to the average state.

Interpreters and Translators in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 10.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.

Job Projections for Interpreters and Translators: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Interpreters and Translators job openings in Kentucky, and 620 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,800 annual jobs and 80,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Interpreters and Translators Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $30,990 to $87,090 with $44,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.9 to $41.87. The median hourly rate was $21.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.12.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Interpreters and Translators Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Interpreters and Translators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Interpreters and Translators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 290 $40,750
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 250 $39,850
Lexington-Fayette, KY 220 $46,460

Top States for Interpreters and Translators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Interpreters and Translators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 9,310 $55,010
Texas 5,460 $52,830
Florida 3,720 $40,660
New York 3,300 $64,460
Arizona 2,940 $40,280
Massachusetts 2,140 $53,280
Virginia 2,000 $70,780
Illinois 1,970 $43,100
Ohio 1,870 $52,600
North Carolina 1,770 $43,770
Georgia 1,610 $55,250
Utah 1,560 $41,650
Colorado 1,440 $59,540
Minnesota 1,440 $53,250
Oregon 1,210 $49,950
Maryland 1,120 $71,280
Wisconsin 1,070 $50,800
Missouri 980 $57,090
Washington 880 $46,650
Michigan 870 $39,850

Below are the states where Interpreters and Translators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $98,850
Maryland $71,280
Virginia $70,780
New Jersey $64,600
New York $64,460
Colorado $59,540
New Mexico $57,200
Missouri $57,090
Georgia $55,250
California $55,010

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