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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

Average Entry-Level Office Managers make around $14.62 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Office Managers, overall cash earnings stretch from $24K near the bottom to $51K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $5K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $6K, along with commissions approaching $10K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — slightly 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. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Office Managers (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,927 - $54,668
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,073
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$10.26 - $20.13
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,927 - $54,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,725  
Profit Sharing
$482.55 - $5,960  
Commission
$307.67 - $10,108  
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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$24,005 - $51,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,520
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
$10.26 - $20.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.82  
Overtime
$13.81 - $30.43  
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 - $4,725  
   
Commission
$307.67 - $10,108  
Profit Sharing
$482.55 - $5,960  
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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$24,005 - $51,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,604

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Office Manager


Entry-Level Office Managers flock to State Farm Insurance Company, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., H&R Block, and Re/Max Real Estate, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Servpro Industries, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $34K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $26K to $48K.

Employees of Liberty Tax Services, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $25K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $20K to $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Office Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), New York (+23 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

Office Manager Advice

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

Office Manager in Buford:
"Never keeps his word."
Always have every thing in writing they will tell you things and never follow through.

Office Manager in Ann Arbor:
"All in the attitude."
Take a course in beginning supervision/management and always stay positive. If you can keep your office feeling motivated and positive you can achieve anything. This is easier said than done when you are supervising real people with real personalities.

Office Manager in Hudson:
"That I would be restricted regarding my abilities."
Make sure you have everything in writing in your job offer.

Office Manager in Paramus:
"Stress Level, Partner of different Management Skills."
To be sure what the responsibilities are & to have them in writing. To always have a set time schedule for review of responsibilities & salary increase on a scheduled basis & if more responsibilities are included.

Office Manager in Plano:
"How many people I would have to share the office with."
Don't set goals, just do the best you can everyday and the rest takes care of itself.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries


Accounting
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Office Management
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Office Administration
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National Average
$35,000

Accounts Payable
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Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4093 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 46%
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