Court reporters are paid an hourly rate plus transcription fees. The income from transcription fees are generally higher for live, full and expedited transcription services. Depending on the type and volume of work, court reporters can earn from $40,000 to over $100,000 a year.
Captioner and court reporters are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1251: Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations occupational group earned on average from $24.41 to $30.45 an hour. The overall average wage was $27.48 an hour. For more information, see the Other customer and information services representatives wage profile.