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Average Court Reporter Salary

$54,312
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$1,526
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The average salary for a Court Reporter is $54,312.
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$33k
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$102k
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What Do Court Reporters Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Court Reporters?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Court Reporters?

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 $43,747 based on 10 salaries. An early career Court Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,025 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Court Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,506 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Court Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,788 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,976.
Employees with Court Reporter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 97.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (41.1% less), Washington, District of Columbia (22.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 169 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
20.1%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
35.5%