Business Office Manager Salary

With half of Business Office Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $29K to $63K per year and averages out to $46K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Business Office Managers generally range from $29K to $63K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. For the most part, Business Office Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,161 - $65,376

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$12.03 - $24.78

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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
$31,161 - $65,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,072  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$28,913 - $63,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,512
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.78  
   
Overtime
$14.71 - $33.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,072  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $5,152  
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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$28,913 - $63,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,519
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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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At the upper end, Business Office Managers who move into a Financial Controller role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Financial Controllers is a much higher $77K per year. Going from Business Office Manager to Business Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $53K. Many others choose to work as Bookkeepers, where pay is typically $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Many Business Office Managers can be found at Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare, firms that are at the top of the field. Genesis HealthCare offers the largest salaries in town — $51K on average. Other big spenders include HCR ManorCare, Brookdale, and Signature Healthcare, LLC, top-paying firms where Business Office Managers see paychecks nearing $50K, $49K, or $44K.

Other low-paying employers include Brookdale Senior Living Inc. at $40K and Life Care Centers of America at $40K, though some Business Office Managers there earn up to $69K.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Business Office Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Human Resources, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Office Manager

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


For many Business Office Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. On average, Business Office Managers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $48K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Business Office Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Business Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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



Office Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Account Management
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National Average
$43,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 800 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 35%
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