Stenotypist - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

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 Stenotypist earn

A 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 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 Stenotypist

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire 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
    • electric power distribution
    • open television activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • sports facilities management
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services




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