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Court Reporters in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Court Reporter?

2.1% Jobs Projection
$63,500 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Court Reporters in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Court Reporters in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Court Reporters in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Court Reporters Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 700 people working as Court Reporters in the year 2018.

There were 830 Court Reporters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Court Reporters in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 220 Court Reporters working in it, which means Illinois has more Court Reporters than average.

Court Reporters in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Court Reporters in this state are growing at a rate of 2.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 3.6%.

Job Projections for Court Reporters: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 80 annual Court Reporters job openings in Illinois, and 960 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 20,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Court Reporters Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Court Reporters ranged from $44,480 to $100,480 with $63,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.39 to $48.31. The median hourly rate was $30.53.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.52 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.01.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Court Reporters Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Court Reporters

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Court Reporters.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 $59,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 $65,880

Top States for Court Reporters Employment

View the list below to see where most Court Reporters work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,640 $89,990
New York 1,430 $100,650
Florida 1,340 $35,620
Pennsylvania 900 $52,150
Indiana 720 $37,290
Illinois 700 $63,500
Michigan 500 $47,390
Georgia 480 $30,900
Ohio 440 $50,390
Virginia 320 $51,220
Colorado 320 $69,750
Minnesota 290 $73,800
Alabama 280 $53,560
Iowa 270 $75,820
Kansas 270 $54,080
Massachusetts 260 $84,040
South Carolina 260 $45,720
Louisiana 230 $47,840
Tennessee 220 $56,600
Missouri 190 $59,160

Below are the states where Court Reporters get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $100,650
California $89,990
Massachusetts $84,040
Iowa $75,820
Rhode Island $74,990
Minnesota $73,800
Maine $70,990
Colorado $69,750
Delaware $69,620
Washington $68,960

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