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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
12,300 3.5 % $ 31.36 $ 65,240 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.51 $ 22.35 $ 29.03 $ 38.40 $ 49.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,340 $ 46,480 $ 60,380 $ 79,860 $ 103,270


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) 4,120 0.08 $ 32.63 $ 67,880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,020 0.18 $ 36.69 $ 76,320
Business Support Services 3,600 0.44 $ 24.78 $ 51,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $ 41.67 $ 86,680
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 $ 31.09 $ 64,680

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 3,600 0.44 $ 24.78 $ 51,540
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,020 0.18 $ 36.69 $ 76,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,120 0.08 $ 32.63 $ 67,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $ 41.67 $ 86,680
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 $ 31.09 $ 64,680

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 110 (7) $ 41.67 $ 86,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,020 0.18 $ 36.69 $ 76,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,120 0.08 $ 32.63 $ 67,880
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 31.09 $ 64,680
Business Support Services 3,600 0.44 $ 24.78 $ 51,540


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.



Map of employment of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by state, May 2021


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 1,400 0.08 0.97 $ 40.25 $ 83,720
New York 1,250 0.14 1.64 $ 48.21 $ 100,270
Michigan 990 0.24 2.79 $ 24.47 $ 50,900
Florida 810 0.09 1.08 $ 21.39 $ 44,480
Indiana 790 0.27 3.05 $ 21.29 $ 44,290


Map of location quotient of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by state, May 2021


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 790 0.27 3.05 $ 21.29 $ 44,290
Michigan 990 0.24 2.79 $ 24.47 $ 50,900
North Dakota 90 0.22 2.52 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Louisiana 390 0.22 2.51 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Iowa 220 0.15 1.69 $ 37.06 $ 77,090


Map of annual mean wages of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by state, May 2021


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 1,250 0.14 1.64 $ 48.21 $ 100,270
California 1,400 0.08 0.97 $ 40.25 $ 83,720
Texas 620 0.05 0.58 $ 39.16 $ 81,460
Iowa 220 0.15 1.69 $ 37.06 $ 77,090
Colorado 120 0.04 0.50 $ 36.74 $ 76,410



Map of employment of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by area, May 2021


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 0.11 1.23 $ 46.33 $ 96,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.27 $ 33.07 $ 68,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 430 0.24 2.74 $ 26.33 $ 54,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.86 $ 32.09 $ 66,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 350 0.14 1.57 $ 31.42 $ 65,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 320 0.14 1.63 $ 52.84 $ 109,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 250 0.09 1.06 $ 28.86 $ 60,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 200 0.08 0.95 $ 21.14 $ 43,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.86 $ 31.10 $ 64,680
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 190 0.37 4.29 $ 21.83 $ 45,400


Map of location quotient of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by area, May 2021


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)
Bloomington, IN 40 0.60 6.85 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 190 0.37 4.29 $ 21.83 $ 45,400
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 430 0.24 2.74 $ 26.33 $ 54,760
Columbia, SC 80 0.23 2.59 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Montgomery, AL 30 0.21 2.42 $ 19.89 $ 41,380
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.20 2.26 $ 24.09 $ 50,100
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.19 2.23 $ 36.91 $ 76,770
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 190 0.19 2.15 $ 21.04 $ 43,750
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.18 2.06 $ 28.53 $ 59,340
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.94 $ 22.03 $ 45,830


Map of annual mean wages of court reporters and simultaneous captioners by area, May 2021


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 320 0.14 1.63 $ 52.84 $ 109,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.61 $ 48.11 $ 100,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.06 0.73 $ 47.66 $ 99,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.05 0.53 $ 46.63 $ 96,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 930 0.11 1.23 $ 46.33 $ 96,370
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 1.75 $ 43.61 $ 90,720
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.11 1.25 $ 38.47 $ 80,020
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.39 $ 38.42 $ 79,910
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.19 2.23 $ 36.91 $ 76,770
Austin-Round Rock, TX 80 0.08 0.91 $ 36.66 $ 76,240

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 80 0.41 4.74 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 4.03 $ 21.11 $ 43,900
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.59 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 1.32 $ 26.03 $ 54,150
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.01 $ 33.48 $ 69,630

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 80 0.41 4.74 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 4.03 $ 21.11 $ 43,900
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.59 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.01 $ 33.48 $ 69,630
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.87 $ 24.18 $ 50,300

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 2.01 $ 33.48 $ 69,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 1.32 $ 26.03 $ 54,150
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.87 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.74 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 4.03 $ 21.11 $ 43,900


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022