Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners

General Information

Description

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed37.72%
  2. State and local government37.44%
  3. Private, for profit17.88%
  4. Federal government5.60%
  5. Private, not for profit1.07%

Job Outlook

Employment of court reporters and simultaneous captioners is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 2,100 openings for court reporters and simultaneous captioners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,660

Military salary*

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State-by-state Salary

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$103,970
$35,350
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 74%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • High school 5%
  • Some college 5%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government
  • Customer and Personal Service
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