Freelance stenotypist - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Freelance stenotypist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They transform oral language into writing, recording speech in signs, decoding them into text, reviewing texts and documents, organizing general activities in the area and advising on their development, coordinating the execution of tasks, writing texts and communicating, orally and in writing.

How much does an Freelance stenotypist earn

A Freelance stenotypist earns between $1.197 and $7.578 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.670 and a median salary of $1.942 according to an Averwage.com 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 23 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Freelance stenotypist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.670 32.037 667 13
1º Quartile 1.197 14.368 299 6
Median Salary 1.942 23.304 486 9
3º Quartile 5.779 69.351 1.445 28
Higher Salary 7.578 90.935 1.894 37


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

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Main workplaces

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists they work in public agencies and business sectors, having a formal employment relationship. They work individually, usually without supervision and in closed environments. The hours are daytime for the shorthand writers and with shifts for the others. In the exercise of some activities, some professionals may be subject to special working conditions, such as working under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods, as well as being exposed to the effects of intense noise.


What does it take to work in the field of Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete high school technical course for secretarial and stenotypist technicians. The schooling for the stenographer can range from high school to complete higher education. Additionally, a specialization course of more than four hundred class hours is required.


Functions and activities of Freelance stenotypist

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

  • turn oral language into written language;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • coordinate task execution;
  • communicate;
  • digit texts;
  • review texts and documents;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • transform oral language into written language;
  • organize general activities;
  • advise the area;
  • write texts;
  • coordinate the execution of tasks;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • write text;
  • transform oral language into written language;

  • Activities

    • maintain the reliability of the report;
    • register expenses;
    • request microfilming of documents;
    • demonstrate high ability to concentrate;
    • transforming speech into shorthand and stenographic signs;
    • assist in meetings and presentations;
    • register suppliers and customers;
    • optimize work procedures;
    • request improvement courses;
    • meet the demands of external customers;
    • operate telephony equipment;
    • fit text to technical writing;
    • use tele and videoconferencing;
    • analyze documents;
    • control the sector's hour bank;
    • prepare reports;
    • make information and documents available;
    • register the entry of information and documents;
    • maintain confidentiality;
    • prepare presentations;
    • convert speech into text, simultaneously;
    • dress according to the rules;
    • check the quality and performance of the service;
    • transforming shorthand and stenographic signs into text;
    • edit the text for dissemination;
    • update the register of suppliers and customers;
    • produce real-time subtitles for the hearing impaired;
    • advise courses and events;
    • prepare worksheets;
    • act with dynamism;
    • demonstrate efficiency;
    • assist in the selection of personnel in the sector;
    • assist internal and external customer;
    • send and receive pouches;
    • describe images, attitudes and situations;
    • consult technical publications;
    • update personal dictionary;
    • use electronic means;
    • train registration speed;
    • intermediate interpersonal relationships;
    • manage available funds;
    • archive information and documents;
    • demonstrate knowledge of foreign languages;
    • create graphics;
    • provide access to information for the disabled;
    • concatenate transcripts and documents;
    • sort files;
    • store documents and information electronically;
    • control the stock of office supplies;
    • supervise the progress of the service;
    • structure the texts logically;
    • control the service delivery schedule;
    • correct text errors;
    • prioritize the preparation of urgent legal documents;
    • keep area documentation in order;
    • prepare trips;
    • prepare the work schedule;
    • operate computer programs;
    • monitor internal and external customer satisfaction;
    • supervise the delivery of work;
    • sort tasks;
    • compose supplier and customer records;
    • arrange for the sending and receiving of pouches;
    • train the registration speed;
    • plan activities;
    • stay informed;
    • act with discretion;
    • use printing processes;
    • elaborate minutes and guidelines;
    • search the internet;
    • update yourself technically;
    • order office supplies;
    • disclose information of interest to employees;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • send information to the official journal;
    • distribute tasks to employees;
    • prepare letters, memos;
    • participate in technical events;
    • schedule appointments and meetings;
    • act with emotional balance;
    • indicate technicians for improvement courses;
    • act with punctuality;
    • identify speakers;


    Sectors that hire Freelance stenotypist the most in the job market

    • retailer of bed, table and bath articles
    • notaries
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • manufacture of industrial gases
    • dairy and cold food retail
    • wholesale of bags, luggage and travel goods
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses
    • electric power distribution
    • open television activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations




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