Training Requirements for Court Reporters

Court reporters need a postsecondary nondegree award and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Court reporters
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 17.3
Some College 25.2
Associates Degree 14.1
Bachelors Degree 30.2
Masters Degree 7.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.1

Employment Outlook for Court Reporters

This represents about 20,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more court reporters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Court Reporters

Hourly Income

On average,court reporters make $27.37 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Court reporters $12.79 $17.73 $24.68 $34.81 $46.15
Legal occupations $17.62 $24.78 $38.30 $66.46 $high
Legal support workers $14.59 $18.18 $23.83 $30.95 $41.04
Miscellaneous legal support workers $13.79 $17.73 $23.93 $32.89 $48.80
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, court reporters make $56,940 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Court reporters $26,610 $36,870 $51,320 $72,400 $95,990
Legal occupations $36,650 $51,530 $79,650 $138,240 $high
Legal support workers $30,350 $37,820 $49,560 $64,380 $85,360
Miscellaneous legal support workers $28,680 $36,870 $49,780 $68,420 $101,500
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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