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.

$29,521 - $61,202
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,691
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$10.68 - $21.18
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,521 - $61,202  
   
Bonus
$488.53 - $5,936  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Commission
$2,457  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,270 - $53,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $21.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$14.29  
Overtime
$17.30 - $31.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$488.53 - $5,936  
   
Commission
$2,457  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,270 - $53,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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.

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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


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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

National Average: $35,695

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

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Experience Affects Assistant Office Manager Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Office Manager Salaries

Office Management
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People Management
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Data Entry
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Office Administration
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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