Interpreters & Translators
What They Do
Convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.
Typically need at least a bachelor’s degree, however the most important requirement is to have native-level proficiency in English and at least one other language.
What They Make
The median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $51,830 in 2019.
Where They Work
Translation and interpretation companies, individual organizations, or private clients
Remotely or self-employed
Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 20 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Updated February 2021