This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

50.0% probability

of automation

3.3% growth

projected to 2026

19,600 employed

currently in the US

$56,940 annual wage

US, median ($27.37 hourly)

What they do

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 50.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 301 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 19,600 people have this job. They earn $56,940 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $1,116,024,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $27.37.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 3.3% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 20,300 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).