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Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up half of Business Office Managers. Pay fluctuates from $29K to $63K per year, but expected earnings average $45K annually. Final incomes of Business Office Managers generally vary between $29K and $63K; more lucrative packages include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions — occasionally as high as $5K each for the first two and $13K for the last. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Business Office Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,836 - $64,919
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,176
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90%

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$11.88 - $24.66
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
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
$30,836 - $64,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $5,186  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,178  
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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$28,557 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,651
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $33.11  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $5,186  
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).
)
$28,557 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,613
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Financial Controller. The average Financial Controller brings home $77K per year. 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


Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare are top-notch employers for Business Office Managers in this area. Genesis HealthCare offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $51K. Other leaders in compensation levels are HCR ManorCare at $51K, Brookdale at $49K, and Signature Healthcare, LLC, where Business Office Managers annually earn $44K.

Workers at Life Care Centers of America, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., and Signature Healthcare, LLC also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $40K, $40K, and $44K respectively.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Business Office Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Operations Management, Accounting, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks and Customer Service. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Billing.

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. 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. For Business Office Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Business Office Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $47K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Office Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+21 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 2 percent below the national average.

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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
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 3%

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

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 883 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: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 36%
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