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 $31K to $65K per year, and the average comes out to $49K annually. Total cash incomes of Business Office Managers run from $31K to $65K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $23K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Office Managers.

$34,928 - $68,610
$35K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,063
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$13.22 - $25.68
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$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,928 - $68,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,119  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,436  
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,489  
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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$30,841 - $65,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$16.83 - $36.98  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,119  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,489  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,436  
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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$30,841 - $65,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 828

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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

  • Coordinate office activities and support services, keeping the office running efficiently.
  • Manage company payroll, time sheets, and employee time off.
  • Supervise front desk reception, providing help with reception when necessary.
  • Oversee billing, and accounts, ensuring accuracy and that company procedures are followed.

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. Becoming an Office Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Business Office Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Office Manager is $39K. Another frequent advance is for Business Office Managers to assume a Business Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Many Business Office Managers can be found at Brookdale Senior Living Inc., HCR ManorCare, Golden LivingCenters, Eskaton, and Brookdale, firms that are at the top of the field. Business Office Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Silverado Senior Living, where the average salary comes to $55K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Five Star Quality Care, Inc., where Business Office Managers typically earn around $48K, $47K, or $47K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Eskaton at $34K, Senior Lifestyle Corporation at $38K, and Brookdale, where $40K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Microsoft Excel, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Bookkeeping. 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

Pay by Experience for a Business Office Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Office Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 716 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Office Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 614 salaries. An experienced Business Office Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 710 salaries. A Business Office Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 413 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,971

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

Business Office Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Tucson is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Business Office Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Office Manager?

Business Office Manager in Jesup:
"Perks."
Pros: I like the billing and problem solving side of it because it requires critical thinking which challenges me on a regular basis.
Cons: There is no room for career advancement.

Business Office Manager in Gainesville:
"Enjoyable, Never A Slow Moment."
Pros: Management, always learning.
Cons: Stress, always something unknown.

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Key Stats for Business Office Manager

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 375 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Business Office Manager Salaries

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▲7%

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National Average
$45,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries


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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 375 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 28%
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