Bilingual secretary - Salary and Career
Executive Secretaries

Bilingual secretary - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They advise executives in the performance of their duties, assisting people (external and internal customers), managing information, preparing documents, controlling physical and electronic correspondence, providing services in foreign languages, organizing events and trips, supervising work teams, managing supplies, filing physical and electronic documents assisting in the execution of your administrative tasks and in meetings.

How much does an Bilingual secretary earn

A Bilingual secretary earns between $1.137 and $8.689 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.871 and a median salary of $1.612 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.316 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Bilingual secretary

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.871 34.451 718 14
1º Quartile 1.137 13.639 284 5
Median Salary 1.612 19.345 403 8
3º Quartile 6.626 79.515 1.657 31
Higher Salary 8.689 104.262 2.172 41

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • organization and business administration professionals
        • executive secretaries

Related Positions:

Main workplaces

Executive Secretaries they work in the most varied economic activities of industry, commerce and services, in addition to public administration, as employees with a formal contract, statutory employees, or self-employed, under occasional supervision. They work individually or in teams, indoors and during daytime hours. They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. They advise managers, serving more than one director or one area. Bilingual-trilingual secretaries perform the same activities as executive secretaries and differ in activities that require fluency in a foreign language.

What does it take to work in the field of Executive Secretaries

The exercise of these occupations requires a degree in secretarial work at the baccalaureate or technology level. Functional registration with the MTE is mandatory. For bilingual and trilingual secretaries, fluency in two or three foreign languages is essential. The full development of activities occurs after two or three years of experience.

Functions and activities of Bilingual secretary

Executive Secretaries must:

  • manage supplies;
  • provide services in foreign language;
  • serve people (external and internal customer);
  • serving people (external and internal customer);
  • supervise work teams;
  • service people (external and internal customer);
  • provide foreign language services;
  • providing foreign language services;
  • advise executive(s) / area(s);
  • advisor executive(s) / area(s);
  • prepare documents;
  • providing services in foreign language;
  • provide services in foreign language;
  • develop documents;
  • serve people (external and internal customer);
  • service people (external and internal customer);
  • elaborate documents;
  • manage information;
  • answering people (external and internal customer);
  • organize events and travel;
  • archive physical and electronic documents;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • control physical and electronic correspondence;
  • organizing events and travel;

  • Activities

    • transcribe texts;
    • prioritize appointments and phone calls;
    • search location;
    • manage conflicts;
    • provide special service to authorities and differentiated customers;
    • monitor contracts and warranties;
    • make clippings;
    • support during the event;
    • develop attendance list;
    • demonstrate leadership spirit;
    • hire exhibitors and speakers;
    • create attendance list;
    • providing equipment, materials and support services;
    • establish team assignments;
    • manage the executive's agenda(s) ;
    • forward certificates;
    • work as a team;
    • keep the database up to date;
    • elaborate invitations and summons;
    • search information and data;
    • elaborate accountability;
    • purchase material, equipment and furniture;
    • control schedules;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • set hours;
    • forward people;
    • sign school documents;
    • send invitation or summons;
    • archive correspondence;
    • adapt storage space;
    • type documents;
    • evaluate the team;
    • adapt to change;
    • elaborate minutes;
    • sort documents;
    • manage files;
    • answering phone calls;
    • register correspondence;
    • play documents;
    • support expatriates;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • clippings;
    • adapt to change;
    • prepare presentations;
    • sieve correspondence;
    • elaborate spreadsheets and graphs;
    • receive people;
    • prepare presentations;
    • supporting expatriates;
    • determine file format (floppy, microfilm);
    • choose menu;
    • elaborate evaluation form;
    • make phone calls;
    • forward phone calls;
    • show patience;
    • dispatch with the executive(s) ;
    • receive correspondence;
    • select personnel;
    • schedule team activities;
    • ciceronar visits;
    • show patience;
    • secretariat meetings;
    • arrange tickets, accommodation and local transport;
    • sign school documents;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • disclose information;
    • fulfill orders and requests;
    • checklist;
    • take dictations;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • authorize entry/stay of visitors and third parties;
    • play documents;
    • forward documents;
    • formulate purchase orders;
    • register documents;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • support meetings;
    • update files;
    • demonstrate discretion;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • transmit messages;
    • review translations;
    • quote prices;
    • charge reports;
    • collect signature;
    • check material;
    • writing documents in a foreign language;
    • cancel appointments;
    • read documents;
    • establish a schedule of activities;
    • survey material requirements;
    • order material;
    • consult professionals from other areas;
    • provide information;
    • enter documents;
    • prepare room/location;
    • transmit fax;
    • manage pending issues;
    • quote prices;
    • track processes;
    • demonstrate rhetorical skills;
    • write documents;
    • format documents;
    • annotate information;
    • taking notes;
    • empower team;
    • work under pressure;
    • provide legal documentation for the executive (passport, visas);
    • elaborate school documentation;
    • work as a team;
    • use the temporality table;
    • charge actions;
    • control pouch;
    • request funds;
    • confirm attendance;
    • providing special service to authorities and differentiated customers;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • guide people;
    • reserve room/location;
    • provide interpreter service;
    • monitor team work;
    • filter phone calls;
    • identify the subject;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • send correspondence;
    • make appointments;
    • monitor entry and exit times;
    • manage stress;
    • sort documents;
    • secretariat of meetings;
    • hire third-party services;
    • control deadlines;
    • elaborate attendance list;
    • protocol correspondence;
    • translate documents;
    • translate documents;
    • direct information;
    • elaborate database;
    • create reports;
    • identify the nature of the document;
    • synthesize texts in a foreign language;
    • accompany executive(s) in event(s) and travel;
    • charge responses;

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