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The average salary for a Court Reporter is $49,885.
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Job Description for Court Reporter

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.

Job Satisfaction for Court Reporter

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Popular Skills for Court Reporter

Skills in English Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Knowledge, Proofreading, Transcription and Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Court Reporter

An entry-level Court Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,776 based on 13 salaries. An early career Court Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,074 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Court Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,594 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Court Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,526 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,465.
Employees with Court Reporter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 107.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (33.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (15.5% less).

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