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Interpreters and Translators in Wisconsin

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

19.6% Jobs Projection
$50,800 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interpreters and Translators Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 1,070 workers employed as Interpreters and Translators in this state in 2018.

There were 950 Interpreters and Translators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Interpreters and Translators in this state are growing at a rate of 19.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.7%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 220 annual Interpreters and Translators job openings in Wisconsin, and 2,200 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Interpreters and Translators ranged from $32,090 to $71,870 with $50,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.43 to $34.55. The median hourly rate was $24.42.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.11 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.31.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,690 $43,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 $53,100
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 430 $54,930
Madison, WI 140 $55,270
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 $42,550
Green Bay, WI 40 $33,960
Appleton, WI 40 $39,690

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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