Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,220 3.8 % $28.88 $60,060 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $17.93 $26.50 $37.39 $48.21
Annual Wage (2) $26,160 $37,290 $55,120 $77,760 $100,270


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 5,780 0.63 $24.59 $51,140
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,830 0.09 $29.99 $62,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,070 0.19 $34.39 $71,530
Motion Picture and Video Industries 350 0.08 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.15 $58,560

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 5,780 0.63 $24.59 $51,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,070 0.19 $34.39 $71,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,830 0.09 $29.99 $62,390
Motion Picture and Video Industries 350 0.08 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $28.15 $58,560

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) 4,070 0.19 $34.39 $71,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,830 0.09 $29.99 $62,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $28.15 $58,560
Business Support Services 5,780 0.63 $24.59 $51,140


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)
Texas 1,640 0.14 1.29 $34.92 $72,630
New York 1,440 0.16 1.46 $42.85 $89,140
Florida 1,380 0.16 1.53 $24.14 $50,210
Pennsylvania 930 0.16 1.50 $22.71 $47,240
Illinois 830 0.14 1.30 $30.11 $62,640




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 730 0.24 2.25 $18.18 $37,820
District of Columbia 130 0.18 1.71 $26.90 $55,950
Rhode Island 80 0.17 1.61 $31.43 $65,380
North Dakota 70 0.17 1.62 $25.45 $52,940
Louisiana 330 0.17 1.61 $20.72 $43,110




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 1,440 0.16 1.46 $42.85 $89,140
California (8) (8) (8) $38.22 $79,500
Colorado 330 0.13 1.22 $37.92 $78,880
Massachusetts 270 0.08 0.71 $36.88 $76,700
Texas 1,640 0.14 1.29 $34.92 $72,630



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.95 $45.72 $95,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.22 2.02 $27.31 $56,800
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 2.45 $16.65 $34,630
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.21 2.01 $33.71 $70,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.19 1.80 $39.15 $81,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 1.09 $28.59 $59,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.80 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.23 2.18 $25.75 $53,560
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.29 2.70 $14.47 $30,090
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.42 (8) (8)


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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 0.49 4.57 $17.68 $36,770
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 160 0.46 4.28 $22.47 $46,730
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.29 2.70 $14.47 $30,090
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.27 2.50 $27.78 $57,790
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 2.45 $16.65 $34,630
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.25 2.35 $20.96 $43,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.23 2.18 $25.75 $53,560
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.22 2.10 $21.33 $44,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.22 2.02 $27.31 $56,800
Fort Wayne, IN 50 0.22 2.07 $21.71 $45,150


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.80 $54.00 $112,320
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.37 $51.64 $107,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.95 $45.72 $95,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 0.81 $45.34 $94,320
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $41.13 $85,550
Fresno, CA 40 0.10 0.91 $40.05 $83,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.19 1.80 $39.15 $81,430
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 0.74 $39.02 $81,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.00 $79,030
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.07 0.63 $35.55 $73,940

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 70 0.39 3.63 $15.89 $33,050
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.55 $17.11 $35,600
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 2.98 $17.96 $37,350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.72 $17.77 $36,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.19 $31.78 $66,110

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.55 $17.11 $35,600
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 3.63 $15.89 $33,050
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 2.98 $17.96 $37,350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.72 $17.77 $36,970
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.54 $20.36 $42,340

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.49 $32.04 $66,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.19 $31.78 $66,110
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.60 $30.84 $64,160
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.52 $44,770
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.26 $20.41 $42,450


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018