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Captionist Salary

$47,785 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$927

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Captionist is $47,785 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Captionist is between $35,390 and $58,141. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Captionist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Records captions of the spoken word, environmental sounds, and/or song lyrics for movies or television programming for hearing impaired or foreign viewers, using computerized stenographic equipment.
  • Produces personal or broadcast real-time captioning.
Captionist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Court Reporters

Job family population: 14,490

Estimated population of Captionist jobs: 759

Rate of error: 4.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$55,396
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Captionist is $47,785 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Captionist is between $35,390 and $58,141. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Captionist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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