Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Business Office Managers. Pay fluctuates from $30K to $64K per year, but expected earnings average $46K annually. With bonuses and profit sharing proceeds each occasionally running north of $5K and a few commissions that surpass $12K, total incomes for Business Office Managers generally vary between $30K and $64K according to individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. While close to one-third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Office Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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$12
$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 (?
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$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. The most common career progression for Business Office Managers leads to becoming a Business Manager, where average pay is $54K annually. However, many Business Office Managers also opt to become Bookkeepers. Typically, a Bookkeeper brings home $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Business Office Managers, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Brookdale are leading firms in the industry. Business Office Managers flock to HCR ManorCare for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $50K lead the pack in compensation; however, HCR ManorCare also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $36K at one end to $73K at the other end. Also paying near the top of the field are Genesis HealthCare at $49K, Brookdale at $48K, and Consulate Health Care, where Business Office Managers annually earn $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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word. People who know Billing usually also know Office Management and Accounts Payable. Those familiar with Accounts Receivable also tend to know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. Business Office Managers see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,434

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

Business Office Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. 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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 6 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Indianapolis (4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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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