Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
18,330 2.7 % $26.44 $55,000 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.82 $17.25 $23.97 $34.18 $45.26
Annual Wage (2) $26,670 $35,880 $49,860 $71,090 $94,140


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) 6,610 0.12 $28.01 $58,270
State Government (OES Designation) 6,380 0.29 $28.01 $58,250
Business Support Services 4,890 0.55 $22.25 $46,290
Motion Picture and Video Industries 330 0.09 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.42 $57,030

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 4,890 0.55 $22.25 $46,290
State Government (OES Designation) 6,380 0.29 $28.01 $58,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,610 0.12 $28.01 $58,270
Motion Picture and Video Industries 330 0.09 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.42 $57,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,610 0.12 $28.01 $58,270
State Government (OES Designation) 6,380 0.29 $28.01 $58,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.42 $57,030
Business Support Services 4,890 0.55 $22.25 $46,290
Employment Services 40 (7) $20.85 $43,370


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 2,390 0.93 6.88 $19.56 $40,680
California 1,970 0.13 0.96 $40.59 $84,430
Texas 1,370 0.12 0.90 $29.78 $61,950
Florida 1,350 0.18 1.30 $20.04 $41,690
New York 1,270 0.14 1.06 $42.51 $88,420




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 2,390 0.93 6.88 $19.56 $40,680
Louisiana 500 0.26 1.93 $19.93 $41,460
Indiana 770 0.26 1.95 $16.99 $35,350
Michigan 880 0.22 1.59 $21.32 $44,340
Alabama 350 0.19 1.37 $17.80 $37,020




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 1,270 0.14 1.06 $42.51 $88,420
California 1,970 0.13 0.96 $40.59 $84,430
Colorado 270 0.11 0.84 $36.03 $74,950
Iowa 220 0.15 1.07 $30.97 $64,430
Texas 1,370 0.12 0.90 $29.78 $61,950





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 1,380 1.06 7.85 $19.83 $41,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.12 0.90 $44.14 $91,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.14 1.06 $46.43 $96,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 420 0.18 1.31 $19.41 $40,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.14 1.05 $25.33 $52,690
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.30 2.18 $17.33 $36,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.13 0.94 $21.52 $44,760
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 300 0.53 3.94 $18.96 $39,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.15 1.13 $26.92 $55,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 260 0.22 1.60 $15.74 $32,730




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 1.26 9.32 $19.15 $39,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,380 1.06 7.85 $19.83 $41,240
Bloomington, IN 50 0.66 4.85 $16.35 $34,010
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 300 0.53 3.94 $18.96 $39,440
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.46 3.40 $16.41 $34,130
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.43 3.18 $24.81 $51,610
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.31 2.28 $18.66 $38,810
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 80 0.31 2.31 $16.04 $33,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.31 2.26 $19.27 $40,090
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.30 2.21 $14.49 $30,140




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.36 $48.89 $101,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.14 1.06 $46.43 $96,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.12 0.90 $44.14 $91,810
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $42.49 $88,380
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.48 $39.91 $83,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.51 $39.91 $83,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.16 1.15 $39.87 $82,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.31 $39.28 $81,700
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.15 1.08 $39.07 $81,270
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.08 0.60 $38.52 $80,120

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 1.49 10.98 $21.02 $43,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 2.47 $21.52 $44,750
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.18 $14.71 $30,600
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.83 $15.71 $32,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.10 $23.92 $49,740

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 1.49 10.98 $21.02 $43,720
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.83 $15.71 $32,670
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.18 $14.71 $30,600
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 2.47 $21.52 $44,750
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.93 $16.24 $33,780

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.70 $33.48 $69,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.19 $33.07 $68,790
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.10 $23.92 $49,740
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.26 $21.52 $44,760
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 2.47 $21.52 $44,750


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015