Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Office Managers lies in the neighborhood of $14.80 per hour. With bonuses occasionally running north of $5K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $6K, and a few commissions as high as $10K, total income for Entry-Level Office Managers can range between $24K and $52K according to individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Some workers in this field — a little less than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Office Managers is high. Entry-Level Office Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,423 - $55,392
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$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,307
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$10.41 - $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,423 - $55,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,915  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $6,076  
Commission
$203.86 - $10,089  
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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$24,261 - $51,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.62  
Overtime
$14.60 - $30.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,915  
   
Commission
$203.86 - $10,089  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $6,076  
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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$24,261 - $51,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11,818
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State Farm Insurance Company, H&R Block, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., and Ashley Furniture Home Stores are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Office Managers in this area. Although Servpro Industries, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $34K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $26K or as much as $48K. Also paying near the top of the field are State Farm Insurance Company at $31K, LHC Group, Inc. at $31K, and H&R Block, where Entry-Level Office Managers annually earn $30K.

Employees of Liberty Tax Services, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $24K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $19K to $42K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Farmers Insurance Group at $25K, and Re/Max Real Estate where $28K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Office Managers there earn up to $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,214

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Office Managers, 43 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

Office Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Office Manager in GUAM:
"Flexibility in all aspects leads to job efficiency..."
Demonstrate professionalism at all times to build high standards and appropriate working relationships.

Office Manager in Waterbury:
"Surround yourself with smart people."
Learn as much as possible about every aspect of your company. Communicate well with each employee. Listen to ideas. Delegate. Organize your time and tasks.

Office Manager in San Francisco:
"To see how far I can climb the ladder."
Advice to others is to try to take on more responsibilities and improve your knowledge within the workplace.

Office Manager in Tampa:
You must work with 4 managers and a Vice President. They are very nice but want every thing now. There are also many other manager that will call and need assistance with projects. This job is stressfully and requires accuracy. We are going through an accounting conversion. I do payroll into to Solomon I do not produce pay checks. I do the monthly invoicing for 4 offices. I have no assistant.

Office Manager in Weaverville:
"A love for people is as important as a love for animals."
Enjoy being challenged and learning because it happens every day.

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Skills That Affect Office Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4460 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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