Court Reporters Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,150
25th Percentile Wage
$47,270
50th Percentile Wage
$66,910
75th Percentile Wage
$82,240
90th Percentile Wage
$100,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court reporters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,150.

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
$66,910
-9.70% 1.32%
2016
$73,400
6.53% -
2015
$68,610
0.99% -
2014
$67,930
3.52% -
2013
$65,540
-0.75% -
2012
$66,030
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of court reporters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of court reporters in state of Texas ranges from $28,130 to $86,400. The highest paying area for court reporters in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $86,400. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $86,360). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$86,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$86,360
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$83,920
El Paso
$71,200
Fort Worth-Arlington
$67,650
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$63,890
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$61,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$58,010
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,850
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,160
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,130




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