Before you start your education as a court reporter, you rightfully ask a question, “How much money does a court reporter make?” – The answer to this question varies depending on education, qualification, years of experience, location and skills. In this article, I am going to give you some basic understanding of how much money to expect after you finish a court reporting program. But don’t rush to close this page after you read all the figures. I will tell you about a web and mobile application(App Store or Google Play) where attorneys post court reporting jobs and you can accept the offers by a click of your mouse.
A Court Reporter in the USA: Salary
The hourly wage for court reporters in the United States is $27 per hour as of December 01, 2018, Salary.com reports. This means you will get either more than that or less. The typical range falls between $20 to $36 per hour.
It depends where you work. The typical hourly wage of a court reporter in New York is $33 but the range falls between $24 and $43. In Glendale, it is slightly down ranging between $22 and $40.
Years of experience and education are also a factor that will determine the range of your salary. For example, if you have a Bachelor’s Degree with 5-6 years of experience, your projected salary range will be $54,109 to $63,483 per year.
How Fast Should I Type?
One of the requirements of the court reporting job is typing speed. Most people speak at speed from 110 to 200 words minute. But in a courtroom people sometimes get emotional and 225 wpm rate is something any court reporter should be able to type. If you are typing less than that, you need to take typing classes as attorneys, judges and others rely on you for complete and accurate word-by-word transcription of what the participants say.
AppearMe: a Portal Where Attorneys Post Jobs for a Court Reporter
AppearMe is a web and mobile application for attorneys. Thousands of lawyers are users in the states of California, Nevada, Texas, New York, and New Jersey. They post job offers, and the system automatically transfers the offer to all attorneys and court reporters registered in the system. The first person who commits to the offer gets the job.
If you want to receive multiple jobs offers as a court reporter, hurry up to sign up for free. Have this web and mobile app among your tools that you can use when you need or want.