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Court Reporters Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,580
25th Percentile Wage
$32,060
50th Percentile Wage
$45,870
75th Percentile Wage
$60,630
90th Percentile Wage
$73,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court reporters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,580.

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
$45,870
-9.53% 17.42%
2016
$50,240
6.11% -
2015
$47,170
4.75% -
2014
$44,930
8.52% -
2013
$41,100
7.83% -
2012
$37,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of court reporters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of court reporters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $31,390 to $61,250. The highest paying area for court reporters in Pennsylvania is Reading with a median annual salary of $61,250. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $57,360). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $31,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Reading
$61,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$57,360
Philadelphia
$53,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$52,050
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,900
Newark-Union
$44,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$41,510
Pittsburgh
$31,590
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$31,390




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