How Much Do Court Reporters Make?

According to the US Labor Bureau, the mean annual salary for court reporters was $53,010 in 2012, although the number varies by location and industry (see: where do court reporters work?).

Mean Annual Court Reporter Salaries by Industry:

Industry

Salary

Local Government
$56,920
State Government
$55,390
Federal Executive Branch
$56,510
Business Supoort Services
$46,550
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$45,090

 

Highest Paying States for Court Reporters:

Here are the states with the highest mean annual court reporter salaries for court reporters in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

State

Salary

New York
$84,090
California
$76,840
Maine
$74,940
Colorado
$70,130
Oregon
$64,760

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