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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of court reporters from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
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|Rhode Island|| |
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|South Dakota|| |
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|New Jersey|| |
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|District of Columbia|| |
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|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |