Secretarial Technician (Portuguese) - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Secretarial Technician (Portuguese) - 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 Secretarial Technician (Portuguese) earn

A Secretarial Technician (Portuguese) earns between $1.138 and $3.875 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.780 and a median salary of $1.500 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 23.097 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Secretarial Technician (Portuguese)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.780 21.360 445 8
1º Quartile 1.138 13.656 284 5
Median Salary 1.500 18.000 375 7
3º Quartile 2.956 35.466 739 14
Higher Salary 3.875 46.504 969 18


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 Secretarial Technician (Portuguese)

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Secretarial Technician (Portuguese) the most in the job market

    • combined office and administrative support services
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • activities of religious organizations
    • temporary labor lease
    • attorney services
    • elementary school




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