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Highest Paying States for Court Reporters

The highest paying states for court reporters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of court reporters in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $95,450, New York is the highest paying state for court reporters. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $93,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of court reporters in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Court Reporters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$95,450
$39,690 1,380
2 Massachusetts
$93,240
$48,720 280
3 Maine
$83,260
$63,940 0
4 Colorado
$82,350
$53,780 340
5 California
$75,740
$27,410 1,970
6 Texas
$73,400
$18,610 1,370
7 Minnesota
$71,060
$44,060 360
8 Iowa
$69,510
$51,300 230
9 Arizona
$64,320
$51,000 190
10 New Mexico
$64,320
$45,980 130
11 Delaware
$62,780
$29,440 60
12 Nevada
$59,370
$47,020 110
13 Tennessee
$59,100
$42,800 130
14 Illinois
$56,720
$38,350 840
15 Missouri
$56,060
$38,410 220
16 Kansas
$55,480
$18,780 220
17 West Virginia
$54,900
$34,530 70
18 Oregon
$53,810
$27,970 70
19 Oklahoma
$53,680
$40,310 70
20 Connecticut
$53,470
$19,980 290
21 Idaho
$52,060
$35,120 60
22 Washington
$51,350
$21,350 220
23 Montana
$50,950
$38,710 60
24 Pennsylvania
$50,240
$25,690 840
25 New Jersey
$49,590
$34,920 160
26 North Dakota
$49,380
$35,060 80
27 North Carolina
$48,250
$18,750 90
28 Vermont
$48,170
$29,800 0
29 Wisconsin
$48,070
$35,210 100
30 Virginia
$47,620
$22,670 200
31 Ohio
$47,370
$32,900 440
32 South Dakota
$45,990
$38,070 50
33 Arkansas
$44,330
$18,940 190
34 Michigan
$43,070
$28,600 880
35 Louisiana
$42,690
$21,720 400
36 Maryland
$40,170
$33,710 2,440
37 Mississippi
$40,040
$22,910 70
38 Florida
$36,100
$20,110 1,120
39 Georgia
$35,930
$20,770 690
40 Indiana
$35,730
$26,500 780
41 Kentucky
$31,450
$18,160 40
42 Alabama
$30,830
$16,990 330
43 South Carolina
$30,770
$19,630 140
44 Puerto Rico
$26,970
$20,560 140
45 Utah
$18,420
$16,020 100

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of court reporters in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for court reporters, Top Paying Jobs in America.