Business Office Manager Salary

Approximately half of Business Office Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $29K to $63K per year, but median earnings come to around $45K annually. Overall incomes of Business Office Managers generally bottom out at around $29K and peak near $63K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Office Managers. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,814 - $64,717
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,043
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$11.84 - $24.51
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,814 - $64,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,122  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
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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$28,567 - $62,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $32.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,122  
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).
)
$28,567 - $62,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,643

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Job Description for Business Office Manager

Business office managers perform a wide array of duties, with their responsibilities often varying based on the size of their company. Regardless of size, these managers' primary responsibility is ensuring the business runs smoothly and that employees have needed supplies such as pens, paper, and toner. They make sure all equipment is working and, if not, arrange for repairs. Bookkeeping duties are sometimes required as well.

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Business Office Manager Tasks

  • Supervise front desk reception, providing help with reception when necessary.
  • Oversee billing, and accounts, ensuring accuracy and that company procedures are followed.
  • Coordinate office activities and support services, keeping the office running efficiently.
  • Manage company payroll, time sheets, and employee time off.

Common Career Paths for Business Office Manager


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Business Office Managers who go on to become Financial Controllers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Financial Controllers is $77K annually. More often than not, a Business Manager role is the next step for Business Office Managers moving up in the field. Business Managers usually make $53K per year. Many other Business Office Managers choose to take on a Bookkeeper role, where salaries are typically $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Business Office Managers include Life Care Centers of America, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., HCR ManorCare, Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare. Those at Genesis HealthCare can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $51K.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Business Office Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Operations Management, Accounting, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks and Customer Service. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Office Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Business Office Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


Business Office Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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What is it like working as a Business Office Manager?

Business Office Manager in Gainesville:
"Enjoyable, Never A Slow Moment."
Pros: Management, always learning.
Cons: Stress, always something unknown.

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Experience Affects Business Office Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries






Microsoft Office
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Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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Account Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
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Bookkeeping
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Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 940 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 36%