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12.6% Jobs Projection
$45,480 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 750 workers employed as Interpreters and Translators in this state in 2018.

There were 800 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 12.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 140 annual job openings, and a total of 1,430 jobs for Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $31,210 to $78,360 with $45,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.01 to $37.67. The median hourly rate was $21.87.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.09 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.22.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 $52,590
Pittsburgh, PA 110 $40,350
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 n/a
Reading, PA 40 $47,620
Lancaster, PA 30 $35,110
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 $38,780

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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