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Language services industry in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

The global language services industry was worth approximately 46.52 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Over the next four years it was forecasted to experience a growth of five billion U.S. dollars, reaching 56 billion in 2021. Almost half of the language services market was accounted for by Europe. North America was the second largest market at 39.41 percent, with a market size of about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.

The U.S. company, Transperfect is one of the leading language services provider (LSP) in the world. Transperfect, which offers services including translation, global content management and online marketing, generated revenue of 705 million U.S. dollars in 2018 – an increase of 90 million since 2017. The company employed approximately 5,000 service delivery professionals at the end of 2018.

In the United States, there were more than 57,000 people working in interpreting and translation services in 2018, this figure was forecasted to increase to almost 93,000 by 2022. The state of California had the largest number of people working in this area followed by Texas and Florida. The most lucrative state to work in this field was the District of Columbia, which paid its interpreters and translators an annual mean wage of 93,730 U.S. dollars, around 19,000 dollars more than the second highest paying state New Jersey.

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