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Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to one-half of Business Office Managers. Salaries average out to around $45K annually and spread from $28K to $63K per year. Total cash earnings of Business Office Managers range from $28K on the low end to $63K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Most Business Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$30,539 - $64,393
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,690
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$11.68 - $24.28
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$30,539 - $64,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $6,040  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$28,159 - $62,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,959
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
$11.68 - $24.28  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $32.61  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $6,040  
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).
)
$28,159 - $62,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,723
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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 transition into an upper level Financial Controller role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $77K per year. The most common promotion for Business Office Managers is Business Manager, a position that typically pays $53K annually. Another standard transition for Business Office Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Bookkeeper role, where pay is often $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Genesis HealthCare leads the field in terms of pay, with 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 Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Quickbooks. Those proficient in Accounts Receivable are, more often than not, also skilled in Billing and Office Management. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Payroll Administration.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Business Office Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Office Managers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+24 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Business Office Manager Reviews

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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries






Billing
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Account Management
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$41,000

Bookkeeping
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Accounts Payable
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Payroll Administration
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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 1029 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: 61% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%