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Business Office Manager Salary

Close to one-half of Business Office Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $29K to $63K per year, but median earnings come to around $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 $13K. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most Business Office Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all.

$30,870 - $64,874
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,162
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90%

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$11.84 - $24.57
(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
$30,870 - $64,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $5,152  
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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$28,594 - $62,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,674
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
$11.84 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$14.66 - $33.05  
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 - $5,078  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $5,152  
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).
)
$28,594 - $62,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,615

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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 who go on to become Financial Controllers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Financial Controllers is $77K annually. 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


Life Care Centers of America, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., HCR ManorCare, Eskaton, and Genesis HealthCare are all popular places to work. Genesis HealthCare offers the largest salaries in town — $51K on average.

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Quickbooks. Those familiar with Accounts Payable also tend to know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Office Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Office Managers make a median salary of $46K. 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 $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Office Managers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 3 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






Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

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
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 901 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: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 36%
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