Business Office Manager Salary

Close to one-half of Business Office Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $29K to $63K per year, and the average comes out to $45K annually. Overall cash earnings of Business Office Managers stretch from $29K to $63K; the final number can encompass up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $14K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,956 - $65,308
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,428
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$12.02 - $24.77
(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
$30,956 - $65,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$3.21 - $5,163  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$28,810 - $63,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $33.59  
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 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$3.21 - $5,163  
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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$28,810 - $63,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,527
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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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For Business Office Managers, progressing to a Financial Controller role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Financial Controller can earn $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 $53K 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


Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare are all popular places to work. For Business Office Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Genesis HealthCare; in fact, median earnings sit around $51K, the highest in the area. 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.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Brookdale Senior Living Inc. at $40K, 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, Human Resources, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable. The majority of those 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.


For Business Office Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. On average, Business Office Managers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Professionals in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — the three largest American cities — enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. In San Antonio, salaries are 2 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
$42,000


Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries



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

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Payable
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Bookkeeping
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 818 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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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