Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

An average Entry-Level Office Manager can expect to take home roughly $14.67 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Office Managers range from $24K on the low end to $51K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $5K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $10K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by nearly one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Most Entry-Level Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Office Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,084 - $54,736
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$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,088
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$10.27 - $20.19
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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
$27,084 - $54,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,827  
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $6,022  
Commission
$290.03 - $9,958  
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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$24,069 - $51,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,943
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $20.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.68  
Overtime
$14.06 - $30.52  
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 - $4,827  
   
Commission
$290.03 - $9,958  
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $6,022  
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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$24,069 - $51,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10,110
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Office Manager


State Farm Insurance Company, H&R Block, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., and Re/Max Real Estate are all popular places to work. Entry-Level Office Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Servpro Industries, Inc., where the median salary comes to $34K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($25K) and those starting out ($49K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Liberty Tax Services, Inc. — the median salary there is $25K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $20K and $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Office Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), New York (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 4 percent below the national average.

Office Manager Advice

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

Office Manager in Sacramento:
"Being a "team player" is absolutely critical."
Understand that we all think differently. Different things motivate different people. Get to know those you manage so you can "speak their language" effectively.

Office Manager in Provo:
"Undisclosed Responsibilities."
Find out if the company has a cleaning service or if you will be expected to do the "woman's work" of cleaning the bathrooms etc.

Office Manager in Charlotte:
"That it is very tedious."
To not stress out, there is only so much that you can do... It's in the company's hands not yours.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4049 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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