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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-3091 Interpreters and Translators



Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 14019$28.81/hr$22.42/hr$24.66/hr$29.22/hr$31.71/hr$37.79/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services490$31.70/hr
Education and Health Services1,460$31.48/hr
Other Services140$19.57/hr
Public Administration40$34.41/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$28.65/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$28.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$24.90/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$28.16/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$24.65/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$24.73/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$19.49/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$24.65/hr11.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 70$29.23/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$28.65/hr11.9%
Rochester MN MSA 90$31.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$28.55/hr33.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$19.55/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$29.22/hr21.4%
Southeast Minnesota 140$28.55/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,520$31.71/hr18.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,590$31.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,120$31.29/hr18.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists 610$19.12/hr4.6%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 490$80,409.32/yr2.0%
Concierges 600$19.97/hr8.5%


  • Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Listen to speakers' statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary.
  • Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material.
  • Refer to reference materials, such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks, as needed to ensure translation accuracy.
  • Educate students, parents, staff, and teachers about the roles and functions of educational interpreters.
  • Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials.
  • Discuss translation requirements with clients and determine any fees to be charged for services provided.
  • Compile information on content and context of information to be translated and on intended audience.
  • Discuss translation requirements with clients and determine any fees to be charged for services provided.