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Court Reporter Schools

As a professor or instructor of court reporter classes at one of the 85 accredited court reporter schools in the country, you play a necessary role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the court reporter academic community and the future trends. Academia in court reporter includes court reporter training at the following levels:

  • Court Reporter Certificate
  • Associates degree in Court Reporter
  • Bachelors degree in Court Reporter


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Court reporters

16,940 20,120 17,930 18,780 18,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 18,430 court reporters working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 9%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Court reporters

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The median yearly salary earned by court reporters, in 2010, was $47,700. This is 22% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Court Reporter

$45,610 $45,330 $49,710 $47,810 $47,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Court reporters' salaries have seen a 5% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Court Reporter Student enrollment growth by degree

400 430 717 563 291
16 4 3 4 9
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
143 210 130 196 321
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Court Reporter
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporter
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Court Reporter
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Court Reporter
  • Grey: Certificate in Court Reporter

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for court reporters. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 559 students graduated from court reporter degree programs in the US. In 2010, 621 students graduated from court reporter schools.

This represents a 11% change in the number of graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from court reporter courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Court Reporter Programs offered Nationwide


While student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering court reporter programs has also increased. There were 83 court reporter schools across the country in 2006. And there were 85 schools in 2010.

Court Reporter Faculty Salaries

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