Entry-Level Office Manager Salary
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.
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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
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).