The average salary of a court reporter was $54,760 per year as of May 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10 percent of court reporters made at or above $93,240 per year. The bottom 10 percent made at or below $26,340 per year.
Salaries vary by work environment. Local court reporters averaged $57,660 per year as of May 2013, according to the Bureau. State reporters earned $56,850 a year on average. Federal reporters earned $56,170 annually. New York was the top-paying state with reporters earning $86,130 per year on average. California was next at $78,220 per year.