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Court Reporters Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for court reporters in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of court reporters among Illinois metropolitan areas 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,920
25th Percentile Wage
$46,310
50th Percentile Wage
$59,320
75th Percentile Wage
$79,980
90th Percentile Wage
$94,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court reporters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,920.

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
$59,320
4.38% 23.79%
2016
$56,720
0.28% -
2015
$56,560
-2.44% -
2014
$57,940
6.89% -
2013
$53,950
16.20% -
2012
$45,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of court reporters in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of court reporters in state of Illinois ranges from $50,670 to $68,270. The highest paying area for court reporters in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,270. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $63,920). The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $50,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$68,270
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$52,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$50,670




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