If you are a trained stenographer who is capable of transcribing verbatim records into well-organized written documents with great speed, then a career in court reporting might be suited for you.

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 $62,390 in 2018. 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., 2016 to 2018.

Court Reporters Salary in the U.S.
Year Annual Mean Salary
2016 $56,940
2017 $60,060
2018 $62,390

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

In 2016, the national annual mean salary for court reporters was $56,940. This figure rose to $60,060 and $62,390 in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that the State Government is the highest paying industry in this occupation with the annual mean salary of $71,670.

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 $90,040. On the other hand, Maine ranks as the 5th top paying state with $71,400 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 2018, a rise of 7% in employment for court reporters is expected over the decade i.e., from 2018 to 2028. This employment growth rate is said to be much faster than the average for other occupations.