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Court Reporters Salary Information

The salary statistics of court reporters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of court reporters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The court reporters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Court Reporters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,610
25th Percentile Wage
$36,870
50th Percentile Wage
$51,320
75th Percentile Wage
$72,400
90th Percentile Wage
$95,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for court reporters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) court reporters is $95,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,610. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 260% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201651,3203.55%6.16%
201549,500-0.73%-
201449,8600.60%-
201349,5602.82%-
201248,160--

Table 2. Court Reporters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of court reporters in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for court reporters occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $54,020. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $33,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,020
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,340
Information
$33,370

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Court Reporters by States

From the above tables we note that not only court reporters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of court reporters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,420 to $95,450. The highest paying state for court reporters is New York with a median annual salary of $95,450. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $18,420. For more salary information of court reporters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$95,450
Massachusetts
$93,240
Maine
$83,260
Colorado
$82,350
California
$75,740
Texas
$73,400
Minnesota
$71,060
Iowa
$69,510
Arizona
$64,320
New Mexico
$64,320
Delaware
$62,780
Nevada
$59,370
Tennessee
$59,100
Illinois
$56,720
Missouri
$56,060
Kansas
$55,480
West Virginia
$54,900
Oregon
$53,810
Oklahoma
$53,680
Connecticut
$53,470
Idaho
$52,060
Washington
$51,350
Montana
$50,950
Pennsylvania
$50,240
New Jersey
$49,590
North Dakota
$49,380
North Carolina
$48,250
Vermont
$48,170
Wisconsin
$48,070
Virginia
$47,620
Ohio
$47,370
South Dakota
$45,990
Arkansas
$44,330
Michigan
$43,070
Louisiana
$42,690
Maryland
$40,170
Mississippi
$40,040
Florida
$36,100
Georgia
$35,930
Indiana
$35,730
Kentucky
$31,450
Alabama
$30,830
South Carolina
$30,770
Puerto Rico
$26,970
Utah
$18,420


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