Court Reporter Salary

The average salary for a Court Reporter is $49,573 per year. A skill in machine shorthand is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,242 - $94,726
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MEDIAN: $49,573
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$11.79 - $49.13
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$49
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,242 - $94,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
Total Pay (?
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$27,357 - $97,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $49.13  
   
Overtime
$23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
   
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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$27,357 - $97,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Court Reporter

A court reporter is an official of the court, who creates written transcripts to record spoken communications within a court proceeding. The transcripts created by the court reporter are very important, as they serve as the records for all aspects of the trial. They have the potential to be searched and researched by other attorneys after the trial verdicts are entered. Most court reporters use a stenotype machine that creates a sort of typed shorthand and allows the reporter to keep up with the rapid pace of verbal speech in court. Some courts allow for recorded communication, and the reporter then creates written transcripts based on these recordings

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Court Reporter Tasks

  • Attend all sessions of the court.
  • Preserve shorthand notes for future reference per statutory guidelines.
  • File exhibits or necessary documents with the clerk of the court.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Court Reporter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Court Reporter

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Court Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Court Reporter Salaries

machine shorthand
▲64%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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