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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 $95,570, New York is the highest paying state for court reporters. It is followed by California (average annual salary $84,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$95,570
$50,730 1,440
2 California
$84,850
$28,370 1,970
3 Maine
$83,260
$63,940 0
4 Massachusetts
$81,440
$45,750 270
5 Iowa
$78,330
$36,630 260
6 Rhode Island
$75,130
$34,870 80
7 Colorado
$72,250
$45,320 330
8 Delaware
$69,040
$28,040 60
9 Texas
$66,910
$28,150 1,640
10 New Mexico
$64,570
$46,220 110
11 Minnesota
$64,400
$43,140 360
12 Arizona
$64,000
$51,780 170
13 Illinois
$59,320
$39,920 830
14 Nevada
$57,880
$45,150 110
15 Connecticut
$57,120
$21,020 280
16 Tennessee
$57,060
$21,670 130
17 Washington
$56,610
$23,480 210
18 Oregon
$56,450
$28,880 70
19 Missouri
$55,910
$34,060 260
20 Kansas
$55,770
$18,720 220
21 South Dakota
$55,030
$38,370 50
22 West Virginia
$54,700
$28,770 80
23 Nebraska
$54,030
$20,190 80
24 Idaho
$54,020
$34,880 70
25 Oklahoma
$53,680
$40,310 70
26 New Jersey
$53,350
$36,970 160
27 North Dakota
$52,210
$38,710 70
28 Montana
$52,100
$39,650 60
29 Virginia
$51,140
$19,890 230
30 Alabama
$50,830
$17,400 280
31 Hawaii
$48,640
$34,250 90
32 Vermont
$48,170
$29,800 0
33 Wisconsin
$47,820
$34,100 100
34 Arkansas
$46,740
$19,320 200
35 Ohio
$46,730
$21,000 470
36 Pennsylvania
$45,870
$25,580 930
37 Louisiana
$45,550
$21,580 330
38 Michigan
$44,990
$32,520 590
39 District of Columbia
$44,270
$30,940 130
40 South Carolina
$44,270
$19,720 160
41 Mississippi
$40,250
$24,750 60
42 Maryland
$40,170
$33,710 2,440
43 North Carolina
$38,100
$26,480 50
44 Indiana
$36,630
$27,020 730
45 Florida
$35,570
$21,270 1,380
46 Georgia
$29,660
$21,100 570
47 Kentucky
$28,760
$25,540 40
48 Puerto Rico
$26,960
$20,590 140
49 Utah
$18,700
$16,340 100

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.