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Interpreters and Translators in Virginia

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Interpreters and Translators in Virginia

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

27.8% Jobs Projection
$70,780 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 2,000 Interpreters and Translators working in the state.

There were 2,170 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 Virginia has more Interpreters and Translators than average.


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 27.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 390 annual job openings, and a total of 3,910 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $35,180 to $104,940 with $70,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.91 to $50.45. The median hourly rate was $34.03.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.81 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.22.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,200 $78,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 $72,390
Harrisonburg, VA 180 $46,620
Richmond, VA 110 $50,250

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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