Secretarial technician - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Secretarial technician - 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 earn

A Secretarial technician 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

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

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Secretarial technician 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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