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.

$29,365 - $98,749
$29K
$53K
$99K
MEDIAN: $52,514
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $49.53
$10
$21
$50
MEDIAN: $20.63
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$0$100K
Salary $29,365 - $98,749
Bonus $0.00 - $21,639
Total Pay (?
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$26,477 - $100,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $49.53
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $21,639
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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$26,477 - $100,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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.

Common Career Paths for Court Reporter


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Court Reporter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Court Reporter

Pay by Experience for a Court Reporter has a positive trend. An entry-level Court Reporter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Court Reporter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Court Reporter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 23 salaries. A Court Reporter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 50 salaries.

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Key Stats for Court Reporter

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Court Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Court Reporter Salaries

machine shorthand
▲56%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 24%