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Interpreters and Translators in Missouri

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Interpreters and Translators in Missouri

Is Missouri a good place for you to work as an Interpreter or Translator?

16.9% Jobs Projection
$57,090 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 980 people working as Interpreters and Translators in the year 2018.

There were 1,150 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 16.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 170 annual job openings, and 1,730 total jobs in 2026 for Interpreters and Translators in this state.

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

What do Interpreters and Translators Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $28,320 to $95,330 with $57,090 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.62 to $45.83. The median hourly rate was $27.45.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.33.

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


Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 $60,680
Kansas City, MO-KS 370 $56,760
Springfield, MO 120 $56,860
Columbia, MO 50 $59,740
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 $30,480
St. Joseph, MO-KS 40 $31,910

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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