Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent half of Business Office Managers. Salaries average out to around $45K annually and spread from $29K to $63K per year. Total cash compensation for Business Office Managers runs from around $29K to approximately $63K, including potential for up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $13K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Business Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance.

$30,911 - $65,230
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,405
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$12.00 - $24.71
(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
$30,911 - $65,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,131  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,395  
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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$28,750 - $63,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $24.71  
   
Overtime
$14.71 - $33.34  
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 - $5,073  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,395  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,131  
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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$28,750 - $63,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,541
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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. The most common promotion for Business Office Managers is Business Manager, a position that typically pays $53K annually. Another standard transition for Business Office Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Bookkeeper role, where pay is often $33K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Business Office Managers fill the offices of leading firms Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare. Genesis HealthCare leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $51K. Soaring salaries can also be found at HCR ManorCare, Brookdale, and Signature Healthcare, LLC, where earnings of $50K, $49K, or $44K are standard for Business Office Managers.

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 results imply that Business Office Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at 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 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable. Most people experienced in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. Business Office Managers see a median salary of $46K after reaching 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


New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the three largest American cities, are home to some of the highest salaries for Business Office Managers; they all offer salaries above the field's national average. San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 2 percent south of the national average.

Business Office Manager Reviews

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
up arrow 1%

Account Management
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National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Payable
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Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 834 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

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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