The average salary for an Early-Career Court Reporter is $42,074.
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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…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Court Reporter
Skills in Proofreading and Transcription are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $42,370 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Court Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Court Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,906 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,543.
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