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Court Reporting Salaries

Graduates of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home training program are proficient in realtime court reporting,

In most areas realtime writers earn substantially more than reporters who are not realtime.

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is the only program simultaneously teaching realtime court reporting, captioning, and CART Providing.

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home teaches the only NCRA approved realtime theory developed specifically for distance education.

Salaries for court reporters, according to the National Court Reporters Association, average well over $60,000 per year. This average takes in all demographics, from urban to rural areas, experienced and new reporters, realtime and non-realtime reporters. Realtime reporters can expect to earn $100,000 and more per year.

Broadcast Closed Captioners full time beginning salaries are about $70,000 to $75,000 per year. Experienced captioners can also expect to earn 6 figure incomes.

CART Providers are generally paid by the hour, with hourly rates ranging from $50.00 t0 $75.00 per hour.

Court Reporters salaries are paid in several different ways.

Freelance reporters are generally paid a page rate and a per diem. The court reporters work product is the transcript of the deposition or court proceeding. The transcript of the proceeding is paid for by the attorneys, or the court.

The page rate can range from $3.00 per page to as much as $10.00 per page, depending on the level of difficulty of the deposition or court proceeding. Per diems are paid in addition to the page rate, and can range from $75.00 for a half day, to as much as $200.00 for a full day.

Official court reporters, are paid a salary by the court system they are employed by. Federal court reporters salaries are over $80,000 per year, most state court reporters salaries are $50,000 to $60,000 per year, and county courts about $35,000 per year.

In addition to their salaries official court reporters are paid a page rate for all court proceedings that are transcribed,. and this can increase thier yearly incomes twenty to thirty percent.

A court reporter may be employed by a court reporting firm. The court reporting firms or agencies, in return for scheduling depositions, providing supplies, and an office, generally take about 15% to 25% of the court reporters fee.

Broadcast Closed Captioners generally work for national captioning companies and are paid a set salary. Because they work for a company they will have the normal payroll deductions of any salaried employee, as well as have insurance and retirement benefits.

Because of the many and varied employment opportunities in court reporting, captioning, and CART Providing there are other variations of how these professionals are compensated.

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