Translation and Language Industry Observations

Translation Services USA

According to the US Department of Labor, as of the year 2020 there were 76,100 translators and interpreters employed in the USA. And the job outlook for translation professionals is excellent with a much faster than average growth rate. But at $52,330 a year, the median pay scale for translators and interpreters is relatively low. Dreaming of becoming a millionaire? Don’t pick a career in translation. Freelance translators and interpreters can, however, make much more. And many people employed as translators can work out of their home, which is attractive to many people (like work-at-home-Moms).

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Translation Companies in USA

USA translation companies, on the other hand, are making money hand-over-fist. Many of the biggest translation companies in the world are based in the USA. Most of the top translation companies in the world are headquartered in the USA. This includes Transperfect, Lionbridge and LanguageLine Solutions.

USA Translation Services Languages

Other than English, another language in the USA with a significant speaking population is Spanish.  It is estimated that there are over 40 million native Spanish speakers in the USA.

The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes.

With such a large Spanish speaking population, many businesses both inside and outside of the USA are targeting this huge market. They do so by translating website content, advertisements, marketing material, retail products packaging and much more into Spanish. This puts Spanish translation services in high demand in the USA.

As the world’s biggest economy, many US companies have large translation budgets. Tech companies, pharmaceuticals, automotive manufacturers and other industrial companies translate a wide range of materials into the world’s languages.

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Best Translation Services USA

As of 2020, there are over 400 translation companies that are corporate members of the American Translator Association.  And about 300 interpretation companies that are ATA corporate members. GTS is a corporate member of the ATA.

Which USA translation services company is the best? The answer varies depending on your industry and requirements. Here is a list from B2B consultancy company Upcity of the Top 30 Translation Services companies in the USA. We are proud to say that GTS Translation is on this list!

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There are a number of online translation companies that feature the word USA in their company name. This does not indicate any official affiliation with the US government nor any endorsement as such. These companies use USA in their company name for SEO purposes or to encourage buying based on patriotic sentiments. Some of these companies include ASTA USA Translation Services Inc. and Translation Services USA LLC.

Certified Translation Services USA

Many people want to live in the USA and become US citizens. But the path to getting the coveted green card may be long and arduous. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires lots of paperwork and any associated foreign documents must be translated to English. If you are applying for US citizenship, you may want to seek out a USA translation company to do the translation work, especially a company that guarantees acceptance by the USCIS.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English. (from USCIS website)

Arabic Translation Service in USA

The US government, through its military and various intelligence branches, have in recent years ramped up their demand for Arabic translation services. This was due to the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the increased potential of radical Islam terror that the USA has been faced with. USA intelligence and security agencies like the CIA and the FBI have been hiring Arabic translators and interpreters for full time employment.

USA Vietnamese Translation Services

More than one million people in the USA are native Vietnamese speakers according to the Census Bureau Reports. This makes Vietnamese translation services a staple for some companies in the USA.

USA Translation Services Reviews

When selecting a USA translation agency, it is a good idea to get online reviews. Some of the leading review sites for translation companies include Clutch. Pickwriters and G2.


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  1. What a wonderful article in such simple and short words. That list of translation services which you have mentioned in this article is very useful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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