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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-3092 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners

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 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners
Industry profile for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners
Geographic profile for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners

National estimates for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,880 4.9 % $ 32.07 $ 66,710 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.19 $ 21.02 $ 29.64 $ 42.51 $ 52.52
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,600 $ 43,730 $ 61,660 $ 88,420 $ 109,240


Industry profile for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,700 0.09 $ 33.66 $ 70,020
Business Support Services 4,300 0.52 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,140 0.19 $ 35.83 $ 74,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 51.47 $ 107,050
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 $ 30.45 $ 63,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 4,300 0.52 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,140 0.19 $ 35.83 $ 74,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,700 0.09 $ 33.66 $ 70,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 51.47 $ 107,050
Junior Colleges 30 0.00 $ 28.89 $ 60,080

Top paying industries for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 51.47 $ 107,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,140 0.19 $ 35.83 $ 74,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,700 0.09 $ 33.66 $ 70,020
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 30.45 $ 63,340
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $ 28.89 $ 60,080


Geographic profile for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

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





States with the highest employment level in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,030 0.12 1.24 $ 42.85 $ 89,120
Florida 1,270 0.15 1.51 $ 24.59 $ 51,150
New York 1,210 0.14 1.40 $ 46.46 $ 96,640
Texas 1,040 0.09 0.87 $ 39.84 $ 82,870
Pennsylvania 830 0.15 1.50 $ 25.23 $ 52,470




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 610 0.21 2.11 $ 19.61 $ 40,790
Montana 90 0.20 2.05 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Kansas 250 0.19 1.87 $ 27.77 $ 57,750
Nevada 220 0.17 1.75 (8) (8)
West Virginia 110 0.17 1.71 $ 25.17 $ 52,350




Top paying states for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,210 0.14 1.40 $ 46.46 $ 96,640
California 2,030 0.12 1.24 $ 42.85 $ 89,120
Washington 100 0.03 0.31 $ 40.87 $ 85,000
Texas 1,040 0.09 0.87 $ 39.84 $ 82,870
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 39.21 $ 81,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 930 0.10 1.05 $ 44.02 $ 91,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 880 0.15 1.51 $ 40.20 $ 83,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 520 0.21 2.08 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 420 0.10 0.96 $ 32.88 $ 68,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.13 1.34 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 0.81 $ 44.30 $ 92,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 1.14 $ 56.87 $ 118,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 220 0.24 2.39 $ 19.95 $ 41,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 1.54 $ 33.90 $ 70,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.88 $ 32.92 $ 68,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.28 2.82 $ 22.99 $ 47,820
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 220 0.24 2.39 $ 19.95 $ 41,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 520 0.21 2.08 (8) (8)
Montgomery, AL 30 0.20 2.04 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
Baton Rouge, LA 70 0.19 1.94 $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 100 0.19 1.93 $ 21.21 $ 44,120
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.19 1.89 $ 27.44 $ 57,070
New Haven, CT 40 0.16 1.64 $ 26.28 $ 54,650
Wichita, KS 40 0.15 1.55 $ 26.99 $ 56,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 1.54 $ 33.90 $ 70,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 1.14 $ 56.87 $ 118,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.48 $ 52.69 $ 109,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 0.81 $ 44.30 $ 92,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.30 $ 44.16 $ 91,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 930 0.10 1.05 $ 44.02 $ 91,560
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 1.51 $ 43.68 $ 90,850
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.08 0.79 $ 42.47 $ 88,330
El Paso, TX 50 0.15 1.53 $ 41.81 $ 86,960
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.05 0.53 $ 41.48 $ 86,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 880 0.15 1.51 $ 40.20 $ 83,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.62 $ 19.00 $ 39,510
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.98 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.13 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.74 $ 27.61 $ 57,420
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.22 $ 26.35 $ 54,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.62 $ 19.00 $ 39,510
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.13 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.98 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.37 $ 28.13 $ 58,520
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.98 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.78 $ 32.81 $ 68,240
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.37 $ 28.13 $ 58,520
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.74 $ 27.61 $ 57,420
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.22 $ 26.35 $ 54,810
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.62 $ 19.00 $ 39,510


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021