Secretary (mid-level technician) - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Secretary (mid-level 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 Secretary (mid-level technician) earn

A Secretary (mid-level 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 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 Secretary (mid-level 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 Secretary (mid-level technician)

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Secretary (mid-level 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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