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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Court Reporters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,160
25th Percentile Wage
$37,290
50th Percentile Wage
$55,120
75th Percentile Wage
$77,760
90th Percentile Wage
$100,270

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 $100,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,160. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 283% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$55,120
6.89% 12.63%
2016
$51,320
3.55% -
2015
$49,500
-0.73% -
2014
$49,860
0.60% -
2013
$49,560
2.82% -
2012
$48,160
- -

Table 2. Court Reporters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of court reporters in 4 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 educational services sector with an annual salary $107,570. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $33,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$107,570
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,180
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,060
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 $18,700 to $95,570. The highest paying state for court reporters is New York with a median annual salary of $95,570. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $18,700. 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
$95,570
California
$84,850
Maine
$83,260
Massachusetts
$81,440
Iowa
$78,330
Rhode Island
$75,130
Colorado
$72,250
Delaware
$69,040
Texas
$66,910
New Mexico
$64,570
Minnesota
$64,400
Arizona
$64,000
Illinois
$59,320
Nevada
$57,880
Connecticut
$57,120
Tennessee
$57,060
Washington
$56,610
Oregon
$56,450
Missouri
$55,910
Kansas
$55,770
South Dakota
$55,030
West Virginia
$54,700
Nebraska
$54,030
Idaho
$54,020
Oklahoma
$53,680
New Jersey
$53,350
North Dakota
$52,210
Montana
$52,100
Virginia
$51,140
Alabama
$50,830
Hawaii
$48,640
Vermont
$48,170
Wisconsin
$47,820
Arkansas
$46,740
Ohio
$46,730
Pennsylvania
$45,870
Louisiana
$45,550
Michigan
$44,990
District of Columbia
$44,270
South Carolina
$44,270
Mississippi
$40,250
Maryland
$40,170
North Carolina
$38,100
Indiana
$36,630
Florida
$35,570
Georgia
$29,660
Kentucky
$28,760
Puerto Rico
$26,960
Utah
$18,700



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