Proofreading stenographer - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Proofreading stenographer - 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 Proofreading stenographer earn

A Proofreading stenographer earns between $1.048 and $4.638 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.764 and a median salary of $1.215 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 1.295 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Proofreading stenographer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.764 21.170 441 8
1º Quartile 1.048 12.580 262 5
Median Salary 1.215 14.574 304 6
3º Quartile 3.537 42.443 884 17
Higher Salary 4.638 55.652 1.159 22


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 Proofreading stenographer

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Proofreading stenographer the most in the job market

    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • shoe retailer
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • temporary labor lease
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • supplying prepared foods mainly for businesses
    • retail cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • general building material retail trade
    • wholesale new motor vehicle parts and accessories




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