Salary Guide: Court Reporters

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Court Reporters document pre-trial and trial proceedings using a variety of methods and equipment. Nationwide there are nearly 20,000 Court Reporters who earn an average salary of $53,270.

The amount of education and training needed to become a Court Reporter varies greatly depending on what kind of reporting you are interested in pursuing. Training is available at vocational and technical schools, and can take as little as 12 to 18 months to complete. Some states require licensure while others will accept licenses from the National Verbatim Reporters Association.

The amount of education and training needed to become a Court Reporter varies greatly depending on what kind of reporting you are interested in pursuing.

Learn more about Court Reporter programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $39,670
Arizona: $55,360
Arkansas: $37,840
California: $80,490
Colorado: $78,230
Connecticut: $56,920
Delaware: $53,050
District of Columbia: $48,190
Florida: $35,460
Georgia: $37,220
Idaho: $44,360
Illinois: $50,450
Indiana: $35,010
Iowa: $57,820
Kansas: $50,940
Kentucky: $48,590
Louisiana: $39,300
Maine: $80,110
Maryland: $44,260
Massachusetts: $54,590
Michigan: $45,340
Minnesota: $62,900
Mississippi: $52,830
Missouri: $49,220
Montana: $42,880
Nebraska: $49,670
Nevada: $50,350
New Jersey: $56,360
New Mexico: $34,710
New York: $81,660
North Carolina: $51,600
North Dakota: $46,320
Ohio: $49,530
Oklahoma: $45,240
Oregon: $81,950
Pennsylvania: $41,520
South Carolina: $36,590
South Dakota: $43,100
Tennessee: $47,330
Texas: $58,350
Utah: $32,450
Virginia: $45,120
Washington: $69,780
West Virginia: $48,620
Wisconsin: $55,030

Salaries for the Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $83,290
2. Los Angeles: N/A
3. Chicago: $60,420
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $62,070
5. Philadelphia: $45,270
6. Houston: $59,320
7. Washington DC: $44,640
8. Miami: $27,440
9. Atlanta: $40,770
10. Boston: $59,890
11. San Francisco: $91,310
12. Detroit: $50,140
13. Riverside: N/A
14. Phoenix: $51,130
15. Seattle: $73,280
16. Minneapolis: $64,880
17. San Diego: N/A
18. St. Louis: $46,650
19. Tampa: $30,330
20. Baltimore: $45,930

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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