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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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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)
14,490 4.2 % $30.00 $62,390 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.53 $19.45 $27.48 $39.17 $50.22
Annual Wage (2) $28,150 $40,460 $57,150 $81,460 $104,460


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)
Business Support Services 5,310 0.59 $25.00 $52,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,750 0.09 $31.67 $65,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,180 0.19 $34.46 $71,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.81 $59,920

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 5,310 0.59 $25.00 $52,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,180 0.19 $34.46 $71,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,750 0.09 $31.67 $65,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.81 $59,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,180 0.19 $34.46 $71,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,750 0.09 $31.67 $65,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $28.81 $59,920
Business Support Services 5,310 0.59 $25.00 $52,000


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 1,640 0.10 0.96 $42.19 $87,750
New York 1,430 0.15 1.52 $43.29 $90,040
Florida 1,340 0.16 1.55 $23.05 $47,950
Pennsylvania 900 0.15 1.53 $25.16 $52,330
Indiana 720 0.24 2.37 $18.31 $38,090




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 720 0.24 2.37 $18.31 $38,090
Montana 90 0.20 2.05 (8) (8)
Kansas 270 0.20 1.99 $30.43 $63,300
Iowa 270 0.18 1.75 $31.22 $64,930
North Dakota 70 0.17 1.69 $25.51 $53,060




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 1,430 0.15 1.52 $43.29 $90,040
California 1,640 0.10 0.96 $42.19 $87,750
Massachusetts 260 0.07 0.72 $38.33 $79,720
Colorado 320 0.12 1.22 $35.41 $73,660
Maine (8) (8) (8) $34.33 $71,400





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 1,070 0.11 1.12 $41.96 $87,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 500 0.19 1.92 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.81 $40.91 $85,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 0.11 1.06 $30.17 $62,740
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 270 0.18 1.80 $36.04 $74,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 0.81 $39.16 $81,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.88 $52.59 $109,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 210 0.11 1.07 (8) (8)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.15 1.47 $16.48 $34,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 1.22 $48.31 $100,490




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)
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.47 4.70 $17.71 $36,830
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 110 0.31 3.07 $27.22 $56,610
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.25 2.48 $21.35 $44,410
Montgomery, AL 40 0.23 2.28 $17.43 $36,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 500 0.19 1.92 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 270 0.18 1.80 $36.04 $74,960
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 1.56 $31.95 $66,450
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.16 1.58 $23.70 $49,290
Wichita, KS 40 0.15 1.51 $25.86 $53,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.15 1.47 $16.48 $34,280




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 210 0.09 0.88 $52.59 $109,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.12 1.22 $48.31 $100,490
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,070 0.11 1.12 $41.96 $87,270
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 0.90 $41.25 $85,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.81 $40.91 $85,090
Fresno, CA 30 0.09 0.90 $40.87 $85,010
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 0.95 $40.52 $84,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 0.81 $39.16 $81,460
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.14 1.36 $37.96 $78,960
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.05 0.55 $36.58 $76,090

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.58 $16.93 $35,210
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 3.34 $18.20 $37,850
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 3.63 $16.94 $35,240
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.04 $38.66 $80,400
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.19 $25.26 $52,540

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.58 $16.93 $35,210
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 3.63 $16.94 $35,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 3.34 $18.20 $37,850
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.04 $38.66 $80,400
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.81 $17.81 $37,050

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 50 0.30 3.04 $38.66 $80,400
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.67 $32.20 $66,970
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.67 $63,800
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.19 $25.26 $52,540
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.19 $21.33 $44,370


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019