Court reporters are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, court reporters rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy court reporters are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Locksmith
3.1
$42k
Bailiff
3.1
$48k
Hairdresser
3.1
$29k
Upholsterer
3.1
$34k
Fire inspector
3.0
$62k
Real estate agent
3.0
$49k
Amusement attendant
3.0
$21k
Travel agent
3.0
$40k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are court reporters happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do court reporters find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as court reporters?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are court reporter’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are court reporters making the best use of their abilities?

Are court reporters happy with their salary?