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Office Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Office Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.20 per hour. Total incomes of Office Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $48K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,015 - $52,123
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$28K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,422
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$11.21 - $20.54
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$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,015 - $52,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
Profit Sharing
$205.11 - $4,932  
Commission
$-0.50 - $4,438  
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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$24,830 - $47,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 964
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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $20.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.93  
Overtime
$14.88 - $30.63  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$205.11 - $4,932  
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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$24,830 - $47,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,941

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Job Description for Office Coordinator

The office coordinator is responsible for general office and clerical duties. Customer service is a priority, and this position typically is the first point of contact for visitors in an office setting. The office coordinator assists customers face to face, as well as over the phone. Meeting clients and directing them within the office is a main duty.

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Office Coordinator Tasks

  • Evaluate office production, revise procedures, or devise new forms to improve efficiency of workflow.
  • Coordinate activities of various clerical departments or workers within department.
  • Organize office operations and procedures, such as word processing, bookkeeping, and preparation of payrolls, flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services.
  • Establish uniform correspondence procedures and style practices.

Common Career Paths for Office Coordinator


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Office Coordinators who go on to become Practice Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Managers is $53K annually. It is quite typical for Office Coordinators to transition into roles as Office Managers or Office Managers of Medical Offices, where reported median earnings are $4K and $3K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Office Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Accounts Payable, Payroll Administration, and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Most people who know Office Administration also know Microsoft Office and Scheduling. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Scheduling and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Coordinator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Office Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. For Office Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $39K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Office Coordinators, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Office Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and Boston (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Portland (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Office Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Office Coordinator?

Office Coordinator in Carlsbad:
"A day at the office! Very Busy!"
Pros: The variety of tasks I am asked to do. I also get to talk to a lot of people. I like the management team. We have a beautiful office that is very conveniently located to my home.
Cons: No one knows what is on my plate at any given time, so sometimes I am given a number of high priority duties all at the same time. It is very difficult to keep everyone happy.

Office Coordinator in Santa Ana:
Pros: Fast paced environment, you have to be able to think quickly and be a master at juggling 3 or 4 things at the same time. Multitasking skills are a most in my position.
Cons: Lack of appreciation from managemet over-all.

Office Coordinator in Buffalo:
"Coordination."
Pros: Giving people language access. Interacting with so many different cultures. Learning about other cultures.
Cons: Politics.

Office Coordinator in Wheat Ridge:
"Stressful, Small Business, Bad Management."
Pros: The person training me was excellent.
Cons: The atmosphere of the place. The owner is miserable and so are the co-workers and it shows.

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Experience Affects Office Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Office Coordinator Salaries


Accounts Payable
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Payroll Administration
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Office Administration
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Administration
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Event Planning
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$34,000

Scheduling
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Billing
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 575 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 24%
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