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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
14,530 4.3 % $31.25 $64,990 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.18 $21.21 $28.91 $41.06 $51.06
Annual Wage (2) $31,570 $44,120 $60,130 $85,400 $106,210


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,030 0.09 $32.90 $68,430
Business Support Services 4,760 0.53 $24.77 $51,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,050 0.19 $34.95 $72,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $49.97 $103,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.38 $59,040

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 4,760 0.53 $24.77 $51,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,050 0.19 $34.95 $72,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,030 0.09 $32.90 $68,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $49.97 $103,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.38 $59,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $49.97 $103,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,050 0.19 $34.95 $72,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,030 0.09 $32.90 $68,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $28.38 $59,040
Business Support Services 4,760 0.53 $24.77 $51,510


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)
California 2,150 0.12 1.25 $42.97 $89,370
Texas 1,450 0.12 1.18 $35.13 $73,070
New York 1,320 0.14 1.40 $43.51 $90,500
Florida 1,310 0.15 1.50 $24.53 $51,030
Pennsylvania 970 0.16 1.66 $25.82 $53,700




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)
Indiana 680 0.22 2.25 $18.99 $39,500
Kansas 230 0.17 1.70 $24.41 $50,770
Alabama 340 0.17 1.74 $19.77 $41,110
Pennsylvania 970 0.16 1.66 $25.82 $53,700
North Dakota 70 0.16 1.62 $26.12 $54,330




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 1,320 0.14 1.40 $43.51 $90,500
California 2,150 0.12 1.25 $42.97 $89,370
Washington 100 0.03 0.31 $38.89 $80,890
Massachusetts 250 0.07 0.70 $38.37 $79,800
Texas 1,450 0.12 1.18 $35.13 $73,070





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,030 0.11 1.08 $40.49 $84,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 850 0.14 1.38 $40.72 $84,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.19 1.90 $26.64 $55,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 490 0.18 1.87 $27.51 $57,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.10 1.05 $30.61 $63,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.89 $42.08 $87,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 1.07 $56.48 $117,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 0.77 $39.43 $82,020
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.14 1.41 $33.30 $69,270
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 190 0.52 5.22 $32.14 $66,860




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)
Bloomington, IN 40 0.57 5.75 $16.72 $34,770
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 190 0.52 5.22 $32.14 $66,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 2.38 $18.91 $39,330
Montgomery, AL 40 0.23 2.29 $17.92 $37,280
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.23 2.28 $21.68 $45,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.19 1.90 $26.64 $55,410
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.19 1.92 $24.18 $50,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 490 0.18 1.87 $27.51 $57,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 180 0.18 1.79 $20.04 $41,680
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.18 1.79 (8) (8)




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 1.07 $56.48 $117,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 0.95 $53.61 $111,500
Stockton-Lodi, CA 30 0.13 1.33 $46.75 $97,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.25 $43.63 $90,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.89 $42.08 $87,520
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 1.09 $41.50 $86,320
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 1.52 $41.39 $86,100
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 0.72 $41.18 $85,660
El Paso, TX 50 0.15 1.51 $41.08 $85,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 850 0.14 1.38 $40.72 $84,710

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.43 4.32 $18.05 $37,540
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.92 $24.22 $50,380
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.88 $18.05 $37,550
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.38 $17.56 $36,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.20 $25.71 $53,470

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.43 4.32 $18.05 $37,540
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.88 $18.05 $37,550
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.38 $17.56 $36,530
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.92 $24.22 $50,380
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.24 $36.25 $75,400

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.24 $36.25 $75,400
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.64 $32.90 $68,440
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.20 $25.71 $53,470
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 2.92 $24.22 $50,380
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.88 $18.05 $37,550


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020