Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

23-2091 Court Reporters

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,670 2.9 % $26.31 $54,720 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.07 $17.71 $23.80 $32.18 $43.51
Annual Wage (2) $27,180 $36,840 $49,500 $66,930 $90,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,540 0.30 $28.53 $59,340
Business Support Services 5,510 0.61 $22.58 $46,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,180 0.10 $27.56 $57,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.07 $22.88 $47,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.15 $56,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 5,510 0.61 $22.58 $46,960
State Government (OES Designation) 6,540 0.30 $28.53 $59,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,180 0.10 $27.56 $57,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.07 $22.88 $47,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.15 $56,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,540 0.30 $28.53 $59,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,180 0.10 $27.56 $57,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.15 $56,480
Employment Services 40 (7) $23.33 $48,520
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.07 $22.88 $47,600


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 2,490 0.96 7.48 $20.39 $42,420
Texas 1,480 0.13 1.00 $34.30 $71,350
New York 1,260 0.14 1.09 $43.06 $89,560
Florida 1,200 0.15 1.18 $20.28 $42,190
Pennsylvania 930 0.16 1.26 $23.03 $47,900



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 2,490 0.96 7.48 $20.39 $42,420
Indiana 730 0.25 1.92 $17.71 $36,840
Louisiana 450 0.23 1.82 $19.73 $41,040
Michigan 860 0.21 1.61 $20.63 $42,900
Alabama 350 0.19 1.45 $18.43 $38,340



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,260 0.14 1.09 $43.06 $89,560
Colorado 260 0.11 0.82 $37.82 $78,670
Texas 1,480 0.13 1.00 $34.30 $71,350
California (8) (8) (8) $33.89 $70,490
Iowa 190 0.13 0.99 $33.84 $70,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,410 1.07 8.37 $20.63 $42,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.11 0.86 $43.36 $90,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 560 0.19 1.48 $25.41 $52,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 1.58 $21.32 $44,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.14 1.06 $24.13 $50,200
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 320 0.56 4.41 $19.90 $41,390
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 2.17 $17.71 $36,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.28 2.22 $27.42 $57,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.22 1.72 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 0.96 $28.06 $58,370



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,410 1.07 8.37 $20.63 $42,900
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.85 6.63 $20.59 $42,830
Salisbury, MD-DE 100 0.66 5.12 $17.36 $36,110
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 320 0.56 4.41 $19.90 $41,390
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 50 0.55 4.33 $20.60 $42,850
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.52 4.05 $17.37 $36,140
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.40 3.12 $21.28 $44,260
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.28 2.17 $22.07 $45,910
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 2.17 $17.71 $36,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.28 2.22 $27.42 $57,040



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.11 0.86 $43.36 $90,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.13 1.00 $41.33 $85,970
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.33 $39.44 $82,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 0.72 $39.39 $81,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.33 $79,720
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.08 0.65 $38.12 $79,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.07 0.52 $35.72 $74,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.22 1.69 $34.33 $71,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $33.61 $69,900
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 160 0.17 1.31 $32.89 $68,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 5.66 $14.81 $30,800
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 3.46 $15.02 $31,240
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 10.90 $20.90 $43,470
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.14 $16.62 $34,560
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.58 $25.17 $52,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 10.90 $20.90 $43,470
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 5.66 $14.81 $30,800
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 3.46 $15.02 $31,240
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.11 $19.57 $40,700
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.14 $16.62 $34,560

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.42 $33.64 $69,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.75 $33.21 $69,070
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.58 $25.17 $52,350
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 10.90 $20.90 $43,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.30 $20.65 $42,960


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016