Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
18,590 3.2 % $25.48 $53,010 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.92 $16.60 $23.15 $33.26 $43.52
Annual Wage (2) $24,790 $34,530 $48,160 $69,190 $90,530


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,410 0.12 $27.37 $56,920
State Government (OES Designation) 6,010 0.27 $26.63 $55,390
Business Support Services 5,560 0.67 $22.38 $46,550
Motion Picture and Video Industries 460 0.13 $21.68 $45,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.17 $56,510

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 5,560 0.67 $22.38 $46,550
State Government (OES Designation) 6,010 0.27 $26.63 $55,390
Motion Picture and Video Industries 460 0.13 $21.68 $45,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,410 0.12 $27.37 $56,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.17 $56,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,410 0.12 $27.37 $56,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.17 $56,510
State Government (OES Designation) 6,010 0.27 $26.63 $55,390
Business Support Services 5,560 0.67 $22.38 $46,550
Motion Picture and Video Industries 460 0.13 $21.68 $45,090


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 2,340 0.93 6.54 $19.22 $39,990
California 2,240 0.16 1.10 $36.94 $76,840
Florida 1,510 0.21 1.46 $18.15 $37,760
New York 1,430 0.17 1.17 $40.43 $84,090
Texas 1,320 0.12 0.87 $29.76 $61,900




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 2,340 0.93 6.54 $19.22 $39,990
Louisiana 530 0.29 2.00 $19.21 $39,950
Indiana 710 0.25 1.78 $17.14 $35,640
Montana 100 0.22 1.57 (8) (8)
Florida 1,510 0.21 1.46 $18.15 $37,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,430 0.17 1.17 $40.43 $84,090
California 2,240 0.16 1.10 $36.94 $76,840
Maine (8) (8) (8) $36.03 $74,940
Colorado 210 0.10 0.67 $33.72 $70,130
Oregon 130 0.08 0.58 $31.14 $64,760





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.24 1.66 $35.59 $74,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.14 0.95 $41.95 $87,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.40 $18.94 $39,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.18 1.24 $27.22 $56,630
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.16 $15.59 $32,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 320 0.12 0.84 $30.71 $63,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.14 0.99 $29.88 $62,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 0.98 $24.26 $50,460
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.24 1.66 $24.03 $49,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 0.84 $30.73 $63,910




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)
Salisbury, MD 60 1.21 8.48 $19.04 $39,610
Charleston, WV 110 0.74 5.18 (8) (8)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 100 0.56 3.93 $25.45 $52,930
Bloomington, IN 40 0.56 3.92 $17.92 $37,270
Montgomery, AL 80 0.48 3.35 $18.59 $38,670
El Paso, TX 110 0.41 2.87 $25.71 $53,480
Lafayette, IN 30 0.35 2.47 $16.76 $34,850
Lafayette, LA 50 0.34 2.40 $19.06 $39,640
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.32 2.28 $9.91 $20,610
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 2.16 $15.59 $32,420




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.14 0.95 $41.95 $87,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 1.07 $41.90 $87,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.14 1.01 $40.19 $83,590
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.11 0.75 $39.95 $83,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.40 $38.35 $79,770
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $36.90 $76,760
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 70 0.08 0.58 $36.77 $76,480
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 150 0.12 0.85 $36.54 $76,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.61 $36.30 $75,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.24 1.66 $35.59 $74,030

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 10.27 $20.65 $42,950
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.07 $23.01 $47,860
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.58 $14.80 $30,790
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 3.44 $15.34 $31,900
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.19 1.34 $21.25 $44,200

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 nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 10.27 $20.65 $42,950
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 3.44 $15.34 $31,900
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 2.58 $14.80 $30,790
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.94 $19.25 $40,040
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.87 $14.50 $30,160

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.35 $54,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.07 $23.01 $47,860
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.36 $22.34 $46,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.19 1.34 $21.25 $44,200
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 10.27 $20.65 $42,950


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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