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Court Reporters Salary in the US
Court Reporters Salary in the US

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Court Reporter Salaries by State

Court Reporters Salary Trend in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, court reporters earned a national annual mean salary of $66,710 in 2020. Take a look at the following table to get a better idea about the salary trend of court reporters over the past few years i.e., 2018 to 2020.

Court Reporters Salary in the U.S.
YearAnnual Mean Salary
2018$62,390
2019$64,990
2020$66,710

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In 2018, the national annual mean salary for court reporters was $62,390. This figure rose to $64,990 and $66,710 in 2019 and 2020 respectively. In 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that the Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools was the highest paying industry in this occupation with the annual mean salary of $107,050.

Top Paying States for Court Reporters

The bar-chart below provides a clear comparison of the annual mean income of court reporters among top paying states of the U.S.

 

 Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

This bar-chart depicts that the state of New York ranks at number 1 on the list of the top paying states for court reporters with an annual mean salary of $96,640. On the other hand, New Jersey ranks as the 5th top paying state with $81,570 as the annual mean salary for court reporters.

What Is the Career Outlook of a Court Reporters in the U.S.?

In accordance with data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020, a rise of 3% in employment for court reporters is expected over the decade i.e., from 2020 to 2030