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Want to work in Massachusetts as an Interpreter or Translator? Read this first!

13.0% Jobs Projection
$53,280 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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

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

  • Interpreters and Translators in Massachusetts earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 2,140 Interpreters and Translators working in the state.

There were 1,990 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 650 Interpreters and Translators working in it, which means Massachusetts has more Interpreters and Translators than average.


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 270 annual job openings, and a total of 2,860 jobs for Massachusetts Interpreters and Translators in 2026.

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

What do Interpreters and Translators Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $33,880 to $79,510 with $53,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.29 to $38.23. The median hourly rate was $25.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.91 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.71.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,350 $56,790
Worcester, MA-CT 310 $52,310
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 270 n/a
Springfield, MA-CT 210 $38,620

Top States for Interpreters and Translators Employment

View the list below to see 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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