Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
17,700 3.4 % $27.37 $56,940 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.79 $17.73 $24.68 $34.81 $46.15
Annual Wage (2) $26,610 $36,870 $51,320 $72,400 $95,990


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,390 0.29 $29.28 $60,900
Business Support Services 5,950 0.65 $24.70 $51,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,910 0.09 $28.29 $58,840
Motion Picture and Video Industries 300 0.07 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.13 $56,420

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 5,950 0.65 $24.70 $51,370
State Government (OES Designation) 6,390 0.29 $29.28 $60,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,910 0.09 $28.29 $58,840
Motion Picture and Video Industries 300 0.07 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.13 $56,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,390 0.29 $29.28 $60,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,910 0.09 $28.29 $58,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.13 $56,420
Business Support Services 5,950 0.65 $24.70 $51,370
Employment Services 30 (7) $21.42 $44,550


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)
Maryland 2,440 0.93 7.34 $20.43 $42,490
New York 1,380 0.15 1.20 $42.46 $88,320
Texas 1,370 0.12 0.92 $37.70 $78,410
Florida 1,120 0.14 1.08 $22.80 $47,430
Michigan 880 0.21 1.66 $23.10 $48,050




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)
Maryland 2,440 0.93 7.34 $20.43 $42,490
Indiana 780 0.26 2.08 $17.74 $36,910
Michigan 880 0.21 1.66 $23.10 $48,050
Louisiana 400 0.21 1.67 $19.99 $41,590
North Dakota 80 0.19 1.54 $23.76 $49,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 280 0.08 0.64 $42.55 $88,500
New York 1,380 0.15 1.20 $42.46 $88,320
Colorado 340 0.14 1.09 $41.38 $86,060
Texas 1,370 0.12 0.92 $37.70 $78,410
California (8) (8) (8) $33.55 $69,790





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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,390 1.04 8.21 $20.44 $42,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.82 $45.45 $94,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.21 1.70 $21.87 $45,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.16 1.24 $29.65 $61,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.20 1.60 $43.24 $89,950
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 1.75 $18.46 $38,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.27 2.17 $27.99 $58,210
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 1.44 $32.18 $66,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 0.93 $29.09 $60,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.72 (8) (8)




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,390 1.04 8.21 $20.44 $42,520
Salisbury, MD-DE 110 0.69 5.49 $20.75 $43,160
Muncie, IN 30 0.69 5.51 $16.52 $34,360
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 50 0.54 4.26 $20.69 $43,040
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.47 3.76 $17.80 $37,030
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.45 3.57 $21.69 $45,120
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.38 2.99 $18.79 $39,080
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.27 2.16 $22.80 $47,410
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.27 2.14 $13.78 $28,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.27 2.17 $27.99 $58,210




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.29 $52.52 $109,240
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.35 $49.20 $102,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.82 $45.45 $94,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 0.58 $45.09 $93,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.20 1.60 $43.24 $89,950
Fresno, CA 40 0.10 0.81 $41.91 $87,170
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $39.85 $82,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 0.66 $38.37 $79,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.02 $77,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 0.49 $36.55 $76,020

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 6.08 $16.19 $33,670
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 3.52 $15.32 $31,870
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 11.07 $20.92 $43,510
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.09 $17.79 $37,000
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.06 $32.08 $66,720

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.40 11.07 $20.92 $43,510
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 6.08 $16.19 $33,670
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 3.52 $15.32 $31,870
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.22 $20.17 $41,960
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.16 $16.64 $34,610

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 0.26 2.06 $32.08 $66,720
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.83 $30.74 $63,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.39 $29.18 $60,700
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.95 $28.60 $59,480
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.49 $55,100


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017