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Considering a career as an Interpreter or Translator in Texas?

24.4% Jobs Projection
$52,830 Median Salary
660 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Texas?

There were approximately 5,460 workers employed as Interpreters and Translators in this state in 2018.

There were 4,850 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 610 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 24.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 660 annual job openings, and a total of 6,620 jobs for Texas 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $25,370 to $88,690 with $52,830 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.2 to $42.64. The median hourly rate was $25.4.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.88.

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


Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,110 $45,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 650 $74,260
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 340 $45,210
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 90 $61,610
El Paso, TX 70 $31,770
Corpus Christi, TX 50 $55,600
Amarillo, TX 40 $32,820
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 40 $43,800
Tyler, TX 40 $36,170
Waco, TX 40 $51,050

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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