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Court Reporters Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for court reporters in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of court reporters amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Court Reporters in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,370
25th Percentile Wage
$59,730
50th Percentile Wage
$84,850
75th Percentile Wage
$103,080
90th Percentile Wage
$119,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court reporters in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of court reporters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,850
10.74% 2.42%
2016
$75,740
2.38% -
2015
$73,940
-17.65% -
2014
$86,990
5.61% -
2013
$82,110
-0.84% -
2012
$82,800
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Court Reporters in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of court reporters in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of court reporters in state of California ranges from $46,440 to $116,350. The highest paying area for court reporters in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $116,350. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $116,160). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $46,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$116,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$115,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$106,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$94,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$89,610
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$88,690
Fresno
$86,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$85,410
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$77,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$76,140
Modesto
$73,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$46,440




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