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 among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Court Reporters in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,610
25th Percentile Wage
$60,030
50th Percentile Wage
$73,400
75th Percentile Wage
$85,470
90th Percentile Wage
$101,000

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 $101,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.94
25th Percentile Wage
$28.86
50th Percentile Wage
$35.29
75th Percentile Wage
$41.09
90th Percentile Wage
$48.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for court reporters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.56. The median hourly salary is $35.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.94.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of court reporters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,4006.53%10.04%
201568,6100.99%-
201467,9303.52%-
201365,540-0.75%-
201266,030--

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 $45,850 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 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$86,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$86,360
Fort Worth-Arlington
$85,840
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$83,600
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$75,920
El Paso
$71,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$70,530
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,850



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