Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

For Entry-Level Office Managers, hourly average wages total $14.66 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Office Managers runs from $24K to $51K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Office Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. While some workers in this profession — just under a half — do not have any health coverage, one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,060 - $54,749
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$27K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,069
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$10.27 - $20.18
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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
$27,060 - $54,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,828  
Profit Sharing
$486.23 - $5,987  
Commission
$296.43 - $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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$24,067 - $51,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,912
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
$10.27 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.96  
Overtime
$14.06 - $30.53  
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 - $4,828  
   
Commission
$296.43 - $9,958  
Profit Sharing
$486.23 - $5,987  
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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$24,067 - $51,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10,074
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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 leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Office Managers. Servpro Industries, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($34K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $49K.

For Entry-Level Office Managers, below-average salaries can be found at Liberty Tax Services, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $25K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $37K) is great.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Office Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in 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, 3 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 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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries


Accounting
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4054 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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