Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Office Managers come in at around $14.61 per hour on average. 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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Office Managers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little less than one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over a half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Entry-Level Office Managers are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,810 - $54,470
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,028
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$10.24 - $20.11
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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
$26,810 - $54,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,555  
Profit Sharing
$486.69 - $5,960  
Commission
$302.01 - $10,213  
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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$23,958 - $51,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,280
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
$10.24 - $20.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.82  
Overtime
$13.62 - $30.38  
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 - $4,555  
   
Commission
$302.01 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$486.69 - $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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$23,958 - $51,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,371

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Office Manager


Dominating the field, State Farm Insurance Company, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., H&R Block, and Re/Max Real Estate are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Office Managers. Although Servpro Industries, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $34K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $26K on the low end all the way up to $48K at the top.

Liberty Tax Services, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $25K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $20K and $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Office Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Washington (+24 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 6 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 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.

Office Manager in Quincy:
"Supervising others takes skill."
Understanding the complexity of supervising other people. Learn to manage up your staff.

Office Manager in Sacramento:
"Being an office manager."
As an office manager you have to know going in that not every day is going to be the same. You will come in with a plan to get certain items off your plate, and you can still do that but you may have to move around your schedule as you never know when you'll be terminating an employee or have something else come up. As the OM you are actually supporting all the staff in some capacity. Be open to change, and be willing to be flexible with people as you'll get better performance from a person who feels like they are being valued. Also, in a world with a lot of "Big Titles" know that sometimes being the office manager is not a popular gig and it can be thankless at times.

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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 4113 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 46%