Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Office Manager can expect to rake in roughly $14.80 per hour. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Office Managers — including $5K in bonuses, $6K in profit sharing proceeds, and $10K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $24K to approximately $52K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than half lack any form of coverage — but approximately half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Entry-Level Office Managers are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,423 - $55,392
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$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,307
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$10.41 - $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,423 - $55,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,915  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $6,076  
Commission
$203.86 - $10,089  
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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$24,261 - $51,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.62  
Overtime
$14.60 - $30.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,915  
   
Commission
$203.86 - $10,089  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $6,076  
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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$24,261 - $51,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11,818
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Entry-Level Office Managers flock to State Farm Insurance Company, H&R Block, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., and Ashley Furniture Home Stores, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Servpro Industries, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $34K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $26K or as much as $48K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include State Farm Insurance Company, LHC Group, Inc., and H&R Block, where Entry-Level Office Managers typically earn around $31K, $31K, or $30K, respectively.

While select Liberty Tax Services, Inc. employees may bring in up to $42K, a median salary of only $24K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Farmers Insurance Group at $25K, and Re/Max Real Estate where $28K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Office Managers there earn up to $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,214

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Office Managers that is 43 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio.

Office Manager Advice

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

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.

Office Manager in Royal Oak:
"Be able to do a little bit of everything."
Make sure you can type accurately. Being an accountant helps with invoicing and the bookkeeping. Be ready for anything, any day. Being flexible sure helps.Filing and being organized is very important.

Office Manager in Madisonville:
"How difficult it was to manage people."
Take it in stride. Be patient and willing to listen to your employees.

Office Manager in Santa Barbara:
"Stress level vs. Compensation."
My job is very stressful. I do the work of at least 2 people. I am not compensated adequately.

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Skills That Affect Office Manager Salaries


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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4460 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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