Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
19,200 2.6 % $26.33 $54,760 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.66 $16.87 $23.83 $34.26 $44.83
Annual Wage (2) $26,340 $35,090 $49,560 $71,260 $93,240


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) 6,650 0.12 $27.72 $57,660
State Government (OES Designation) 6,440 0.29 $27.33 $56,850
Business Support Services 5,230 0.61 $22.54 $46,870
Motion Picture and Video Industries 340 0.09 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.01 $56,170

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 5,230 0.61 $22.54 $46,870
State Government (OES Designation) 6,440 0.29 $27.33 $56,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,650 0.12 $27.72 $57,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries 340 0.09 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $27.01 $56,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,650 0.12 $27.72 $57,660
State Government (OES Designation) 6,440 0.29 $27.33 $56,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 (7) $27.01 $56,170
Business Support Services 5,230 0.61 $22.54 $46,870
Employment Services 40 (7) $18.95 $39,410


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)
California 2,770 0.19 1.30 $37.60 $78,220
Maryland 2,410 0.95 6.56 $19.18 $39,890
Florida 1,460 0.20 1.35 $20.81 $43,290
New York 1,390 0.16 1.11 $41.41 $86,130
Texas 1,240 0.11 0.78 $28.62 $59,530




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 2,410 0.95 6.56 $19.18 $39,890
Louisiana 530 0.28 1.95 $19.50 $40,550
Indiana 750 0.26 1.81 $16.71 $34,750
Montana 90 0.20 1.41 (8) (8)
Florida 1,460 0.20 1.35 $20.81 $43,290




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 1,390 0.16 1.11 $41.41 $86,130
California 2,770 0.19 1.30 $37.60 $78,220
Maine (8) (8) (8) $37.60 $78,200
Colorado 220 0.10 0.66 $33.36 $69,390
Kansas 250 0.19 1.30 $30.89 $64,260





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 1,390 1.09 7.50 $19.30 $40,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.25 1.75 $37.08 $77,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.14 0.95 $41.56 $86,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.20 1.39 $19.03 $39,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.18 1.22 $26.74 $55,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.14 0.94 $22.85 $47,520
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 2.01 $16.53 $34,390
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 310 0.55 3.77 $18.25 $37,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 2.01 $34.78 $72,340
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.35 2.41 $18.91 $39,330




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 1.18 8.13 $18.67 $38,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,390 1.09 7.50 $19.30 $40,150
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.84 5.81 $20.33 $42,290
Bloomington, IN 50 0.64 4.44 $16.00 $33,290
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 310 0.55 3.77 $18.25 $37,950
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.47 3.26 $25.44 $52,920
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 50 0.44 3.07 $19.03 $39,590
Lafayette, IN 40 0.43 2.97 $16.76 $34,860
El Paso, TX 120 0.42 2.93 $29.00 $60,310
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.38 2.61 $40.06 $83,320




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 130 0.12 0.84 $46.34 $96,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.14 0.95 $41.56 $86,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 0.74 $40.72 $84,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.98 $40.46 $84,150
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.38 2.61 $40.06 $83,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.09 0.59 $39.94 $83,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.20 1.36 $39.73 $82,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.45 $39.38 $81,910
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.38 $39.11 $81,340
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 0.52 $38.31 $79,670

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 1.42 9.80 $20.66 $42,970
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.97 $14.61 $30,390
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 3.96 $15.22 $31,660
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.58 $20.38 $42,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.04 $23.12 $48,080

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 1.42 9.80 $20.66 $42,970
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 3.96 $15.22 $31,660
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.97 $14.61 $30,390
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.11 $14.44 $30,040
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.82 $15.86 $32,990

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 40 0.17 1.15 $32.44 $67,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.54 $32.02 $66,590
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.80 $29.94 $62,280
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.13 $28.68 $59,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.04 $23.12 $48,080


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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