Court Reporter Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Court Reporter is $48,074 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Court Reporter Salary (?
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$27,979 - $86,467
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,073
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Court Reporter Salary (?
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$12.04 - $49.83
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$27,979 - $86,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,190  
Commission
$5,000 - $35,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,841 - $88,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $49.83  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,190  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $35,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,841 - $88,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Court Reporter

  • Read portions of shorthand notes to resolve disputes of testimony, argument, or matters of law upon request of the trial court.
  • Take full shorthand notes of oral testimony, objections, and closing arguments.
  • File exhibits or necessary documents with the clerk of the court.
  • Attend all sessions of the court.
  • Preserve shorthand notes for future reference per statutory guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Court Reporter

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Experience Affects Court Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$49,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 38%