Information About Court Reporters

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Training

Court reporters need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Court reporters
Training for Court Reporters
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 19.1
Some College 27.4
Associates Degree 13.5
Bachelors Degree 27.0
Masters Degree 6.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.3

Employment

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States- 14.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more court reporters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, court reporters make $25.82 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Court reporters $12.50 $16.80 $23.30 $33.10 $44.40
Legal occupations $16.60 $22.90 $36.20 $62.50 $high
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, court reporters make $53,710 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Court reporters $26,100 $35,070 $48,530 $69,000 $92,400
Legal occupations $34,630 $47,720 $75,470 $130,100 $high
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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