Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Office Managers is around $15.26 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Office Managers can bottom out near $25K or peak near $53K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly one-half — do not have any health coverage, approximately half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Office Managers (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,010 - $58,318
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,388
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$11.08 - $21.09
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MEDIAN: $15.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,010 - $58,318  
   
Bonus
$404.90 - $5,906  
Profit Sharing
$510 - $7,311  
Commission
$306.39 - $11,836  
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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$24,989 - $53,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7,542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $21.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.68  
Overtime
$17.19 - $32.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$404.90 - $5,906  
   
Commission
$306.39 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$510 - $7,311  
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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$24,989 - $53,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,317

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Many Entry-Level Office Managers can be found at State Farm Insurance Company, H&R Block, Farmers Insurance Group, Continental Aluminum, and Ameriprise Financial, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Cintas Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K. Entry-Level Office Managers will also find cushy salaries at State Farm Insurance Company (+$42K), Aspen Dental (+$38K), and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (+$36K).

Workers at Farmers Insurance Group, Property Management, Inc., and Ashley Furniture Home Stores also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $25K, $25K, and $29K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,444

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Office Managers that is 50 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+28 percent), Washington (+25 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent).

Office Manager Advice

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

Office Manager in Sacramento:
"Time management is critical."
Managing time is a very important aspect of running a successful insurance agency.

Office Manager in Greenwood:
"Just what I expected."
Get organized. Listen to manager/owner.

Office Manager in Northborough:
"Many jobs in one."
Always smile and stay positive no matter how stressful it can be. We all work together for the same goal. Keep up with learning new office software, laws and certifications.

Office Manager in Summerville:
"Office Manager."
In the job as a Office Manager, training is essential to the growth and career for this position.

Office Manager in Fort Wayne:
"Always be thorough."
Be upfront about what's expected of you as an employee and get in writing on how you will be compensated for doing your job. Employees and customers count on you to be accurate and to be treated fair.

Office Manager in Baltimore:
"It does not matter how hard you work."
Stay within the job description because doing extra work to get noticed is not compensated.

Office Manager in Cleveland:
"How little I would be valued."
Be a straight shooter on what you expect from management and expect the same from them.

Key Stats for Office Manager

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2967 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Office Manager Salaries


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National Average
$36,000


Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2967 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 49%
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