Assistant Office Manager Salary
The larger portion of Assistant Office Managers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.13 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly two in five lack any form of coverage — but slightly more than half have medical insurance, and about two-fifths have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Assistant Office Manager
An assistant office manager’s main responsibilities are to answer phone calls and screen them, transfer them, and/or respond to inquiries. They must also greet employees and visitors in person or via telephone, providing information, taking messages, or directing them to the appropriate person. Assistant office managers also maintain an inventory of office supplies to ensure necessary items are always available, as well as perform clerical functions,such as data entry, scheduling, and filing. An assistant office manager distributes items within their work site, such as overnight mail, as well as responds to inquiries from the district staff, government agencies, and students.Read More...
Some necessary qualifications for assistant office manager positions include being able to perform basic math calculations, telephone etiquette, and knowledge of basic computer software. An assistant office manager is required to schedule activities and meetings, and they must have flexibility to work with a significant variety of groups. Problem-solving skills are also important.
An assistant office manager works under direct supervision and operate within a defined budget. Some lifting is usually required, as well as carrying, kneeling, crawling, and finger dexterity. The majority of the job will be sitting, with minimal walking or standing. The environment one will be working in is a clean/healthy one. A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for this position, and related experience is preferred. A pre-employment proficiency test may be conducted, as well as a criminal background check and drug test.
Assistant Office Manager Tasks
- Track accounts receivable and accounts payable, updating information and reporting on results.
- Organize documents, correspondence, data, finances, and reports.
- Interact with clients and team members, answering questions and communicating schedules and documents.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Office Manager
Assistant Office Managers who go on to become Office Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Office Manager, an upper-level role, pays $38K. It is not uncommon for an Assistant Office Manager to continue on to become an Office Manager or an Office Administrator.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Office Manager
Assistant Office Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Office Management, People Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Relations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Administration and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Billing also know Accounts Receivable.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Office Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Assistant Office Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Assistant Office Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Assistant Office Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 79 percent above the national average. Assistant Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Assistant Office Managers in Toledo earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Lauderdale (4 percent less) and Philadelphia (3 percent less).