For Entry-Level Office Managers, hourly average wages total $15.11 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Office Managers approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $53K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level Office Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Office Managers (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,720 - $57,407
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MEDIAN: $39,990
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,720 - $57,407  
   
Bonus
$397.99 - $5,883  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,946  
Commission
$301.67 - $10,390  
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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$24,741 - $52,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7,702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $20.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.73  
Overtime
$16.54 - $32.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$397.99 - $5,883  
   
Commission
$301.67 - $10,390  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,946  
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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$24,741 - $52,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,331
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H&R Block, State Farm Insurance Company, Servpro Industries, Inc., Liberty Tax Services, Inc., and Farmers Insurance Group are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Office Managers. For Entry-Level Office Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at State Farm Insurance Company; in fact, average earnings are around $43K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($29K versus $62K) is great. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Cintas Corporation, Aspen Dental, and Re/Max Real Estate, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Office Managers rake in a respectable $42K, $39K, or $33K, respectively.

Considering that the median salary at Liberty Tax Services, Inc. is a shallow $24K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 79 percent less than the top paying company. Farmers Insurance Group, Property Management, Inc., and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $24K, $25K, and $27K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,969

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent).

Office Manager Advice

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

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.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2707 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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