Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $46K annually on average but can range from $30K to $64K per year. Final incomes of Business Office Managers generally vary between $30K and $64K; more lucrative packages include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions — occasionally as high as $5K each for the first two and $12K for the last. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Business Office Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$32,283 - $65,559
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$32K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,496
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$12.37 - $25.12
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$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,283 - $65,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,075  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,195  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$29,578 - $63,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $25.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$14.64 - $34.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,075  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,195  
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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$29,578 - $63,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,358
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Financial Controller, where median compensation is $77K annually. As Business Office Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Business Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $54K per year. Another common career choice for Business Office Managers is to move into a Bookkeeper role. Typically, Bookkeepers get paid $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Brookdale are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Business Office Managers. For Business Office Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at HCR ManorCare; in fact, average earnings are around $50K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($36K versus $73K) is great. Other big spenders include Genesis HealthCare, Brookdale, and Consulate Health Care, top-paying firms where Business Office Managers see paychecks nearing $49K, $48K, or $45K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Golden LivingCenters at $38K, and Life Care Centers of America where $40K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Business Office Managers there earn up to $69K.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Office Management, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Billing are similarly competent in Office Management and Accounts Payable. Those proficient in Accounts Receivable are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounts Payable and Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Office Manager

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


Business Office Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. Business Office Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. 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 $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,434

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Office Managers, 35 percent above the national average. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+20 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (4 percent lower) and Indianapolis (1 percent lower).

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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
$43,000


Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries


Accounting
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Office Management
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Account Management
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$43,000

Accounts Receivable
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Billing
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 678 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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