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Interpreters and Translators

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $26.78
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Interpreters and Translators *

Area Low Median High
$18.34 $25.18 $34.78
$22.67 $26.78 $29.68
Central Minnesota
$20.82 $23.18 $25.67
Northeast Minnesota
$22.71 $26.87 $30.50
Southeast Minnesota
$26.34 $28.42 $30.49
Southwest Minnesota
$14.93 $23.80 $27.89
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$24.53 $27.39 $29.93

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 1,600 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Interpreters and Translators most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,112 new Interpreters and Translators to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Interpreters and Translators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 76,100 90,700 14,600 19.2%
Minnesota 1,743 1,985 242 13.9%
Central Minnesota 246 296 50 20.3%
Southwest Minnesota 47 49 2 4.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,107 1,287 180 16.3%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.