Salary for Court Reporters

Also known as:  Court Recording Monitor, Court Stenographer, Court Transcriber, Deposition Reporter, Stenocaptioner, Voice Writing Reporter helps management and administration professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Court reporters use shorthand or stenography to record verbatim transcripts of pretrial and trial proceedings, depositions, or other information as requested in service of lawyers or the court. They may ask for speakers to repeat their statements during proceedings. These professionals are trained in the use of standardized shorthand and stenotype procedures for legal purposes, and may use mechanized devices, computers, or record the proceedings by hand. Following their transcription, these individuals store and process the records created for later reference. Some college education is required for entry into this field.

A Court Reporter earns salaries of between 32000 to 48000 depending on the level of experience. Court Reporters can receive an average pay level of Forty Seven Thousand dollars every year.

Court Reporters can get the best pay in Oregon, where they can earn average pay levels of near $100590. Employees in this career receive the highest pay in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can receive pay of $56560.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 0.19 percent nationwide in that time.
Court Reporters tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $56,560
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $47,480
Information $38,050
Finance and Insurance $29,680
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Finance and Insurance $29,680
Information $38,050
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $47,480
Public Administration $56,560
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