Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,440 3.0 % $25.82 $53,710 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.55 $16.86 $23.33 $33.17 $44.42
Annual Wage (2) $26,100 $35,070 $48,530 $69,000 $92,400


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 6,350 0.78 $23.44 $48,760
State Government (OES Designation) 6,230 0.27 $26.56 $55,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,520 0.10 $27.80 $57,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $26.77 $55,680

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 6,350 0.78 $23.44 $48,760
State Government (OES Designation) 6,230 0.27 $26.56 $55,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,520 0.10 $27.80 $57,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $26.77 $55,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,520 0.10 $27.80 $57,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $26.77 $55,680
State Government (OES Designation) 6,230 0.27 $26.56 $55,240
Business Support Services 6,350 0.78 $23.44 $48,760


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 2,400 0.97 6.72 $18.99 $39,500
California 1,940 0.14 0.96 $37.01 $76,990
Florida 1,460 0.20 1.42 $16.86 $35,060
New York 1,450 0.17 1.19 $40.10 $83,400
Texas 1,360 0.13 0.92 $28.88 $60,070




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 2,400 0.97 6.72 $18.99 $39,500
District of Columbia 260 0.41 2.83 $22.76 $47,340
Louisiana 600 0.33 2.27 $19.41 $40,370
Indiana 630 0.23 1.58 $16.89 $35,130
Georgia 860 0.23 1.59 $23.25 $48,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 150 0.09 0.65 $41.19 $85,670
New York 1,450 0.17 1.19 $40.10 $83,400
Maine 110 0.19 1.34 $38.88 $80,880
Colorado 470 0.22 1.51 $38.81 $80,730
California 1,940 0.14 0.96 $37.01 $76,990





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-Towson, MD 1,720 1.37 9.56 $18.93 $39,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 0.98 $41.27 $85,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 2.02 $25.59 $53,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 1.59 $21.34 $44,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.22 1.56 $30.18 $62,780
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 400 0.33 2.30 $40.93 $85,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 310 0.12 0.85 $30.44 $63,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 0.98 $31.65 $65,830
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 210 0.39 2.68 $18.46 $38,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.12 0.80 $25.43 $52,890




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-Towson, MD 1,720 1.37 9.56 $18.93 $39,370
Charleston, WV 130 0.94 6.53 (8) (8)
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 0.84 5.83 $17.42 $36,230
Salisbury, MD 40 0.75 5.20 $18.50 $38,480
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 210 0.62 4.32 $18.85 $39,220
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.48 3.33 $24.58 $51,130
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 210 0.39 2.68 $18.46 $38,400
Lafayette, LA 50 0.38 2.63 $18.73 $38,960
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.38 2.64 $14.86 $30,910
El Paso, TX 100 0.37 2.60 $25.95 $53,970




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 0.71 $47.40 $98,590
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.16 1.09 $41.38 $86,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 0.98 $41.27 $85,850
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 400 0.33 2.30 $40.93 $85,140
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.28 1.96 $40.57 $84,390
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.83 $80,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 0.55 $38.72 $80,530
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $35.15 $73,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 0.58 $35.15 $73,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.60 $34.49 $71,750

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 0.75 5.20 $16.76 $34,860
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.45 $19.86 $41,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.38 $19.98 $41,550
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.38 $14.30 $29,750
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.25 $13.66 $28,420

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 90 0.75 5.20 $16.76 $34,860
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 2.83 $13.78 $28,660
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.60 $21.17 $44,040
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.38 $14.30 $29,750
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.25 $13.66 $28,420

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $39.58 $82,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.43 $26.80 $55,730
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.91 $25.01 $52,010
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.60 $21.17 $44,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.38 $19.98 $41,550


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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