Becoming a Sign Language Interpreter via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering translation courses to train individuals to become top-notch translators, french interpreters, german interpreters, italian interpreters, spanish interpreters, spanish language and culture specialists, interpreters and translators, spanish professors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 40,000 people employed as interpreters and translators alone in America, and their average annual salary is $45,700. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Sign Language Interpreter Salary Information

Category: Interpreters and translators

Total # Employed in the US 40,000
Average Hourly Wage: $21.97/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.97 $14.58 $19.65 $27.2 $35.65
Average Yearly Salary $45,700
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$22,810 $30,320 $40,860 $56,580 $74,150
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.9% 10.9% 23.6% 14.2% 30.2% 13.9% 4.4%
Interpreters and translators — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $32.24/hr $67,060
California $28.17/hr $58,580
Oklahoma $28.09/hr $58,430
Missouri $25.59/hr $53,230
Montana $25.29/hr $52,610
Connecticut $24.68/hr $51,330
Pennsylvania $23.78/hr $49,460
Utah $23.21/hr $48,270
Tennessee $23.14/hr $48,130
Oregon $22.97/hr $47,780
Colorado $22.58/hr $46,970
Mississippi $22.2/hr $46,170
Delaware $22.09/hr $45,950
North Carolina $21.84/hr $45,430
Nebraska $21.81/hr $45,370
Arkansas $21.78/hr $45,310
New Hampshire $21.59/hr $44,910
Iowa $20.54/hr $42,730
Guam $20.4/hr $42,430
South Carolina $20.17/hr $41,960
New York $20.02/hr $41,640
Alaska $19.98/hr $41,550
New Mexico $19.92/hr $41,430
Maine $19.66/hr $40,890
Hawaii $19.39/hr $40,330
Wyoming $19.39/hr $40,320
Maryland $18.92/hr $39,350
Kansas $18.65/hr $38,790
Indiana $18.55/hr $38,590
Puerto Rico $18.09/hr $37,620
West Virginia $17.89/hr $37,200
Ohio $17.7/hr $36,820
Idaho $17.51/hr $36,420
Virginia $17.4/hr $36,190
Louisiana $17.03/hr $35,430
Alabama $16.74/hr $34,810
Kentucky $16.59/hr $34,500
Washington $16.23/hr $33,750
Wisconsin $14.66/hr $30,490
Michigan $14.44/hr $30,040
New Jersey $14.3/hr $29,740
Nevada $14.25/hr $29,650
South Dakota $13.81/hr $28,730
District of Columbia $13.09/hr $27,230
Massachusetts $11.17/hr $23,240


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