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Considering a career as an Interpreter or Translator in New York?

18.1% Jobs Projection
$64,460 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 3,300 Interpreters and Translators working in the state.

There were 2,700 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 600 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 18.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 430 annual Interpreters and Translators job openings in New York, and 4,430 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $36,190 to $110,310 with $64,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.4 to $53.04. The median hourly rate was $30.99.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.99.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,870 $71,050
Rochester, NY 200 $45,040
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 $49,470
Utica-Rome, NY 140 $36,330
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 60 $43,940

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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