Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Office Manager earns approximately $15.15 per hour. Total incomes of Entry-Level Office Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $53K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Office Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Office Managers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,868 - $57,582
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$58K
MEDIAN: $40,124
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$10.98 - $20.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,868 - $57,582  
   
Bonus
$399.45 - $5,887  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,737  
Commission
$304.83 - $10,295  
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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$24,828 - $52,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7,614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $20.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.65  
Overtime
$16.71 - $32.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$399.45 - $5,887  
   
Commission
$304.83 - $10,295  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,737  
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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$24,828 - $52,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,328

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H&R Block, State Farm Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Allstate are all popular places to work. Employees of State Farm Insurance Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $44K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $29K to $61K. Entry-Level Office Managers will also find cushy salaries at Cintas Corporation (+$42K), Aspen Dental (+$38K), and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (+$37K).

Farmers Insurance Group reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $25K, 78 percent less than the top paying company. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Property Management, Inc. ($25K), Liberty Tax Services, Inc. ($26K), and Ashley Furniture Home Stores ($29K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,115

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 (+27 percent), Washington (+26 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent).

Office Manager Advice

Q: 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.

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.

Key Stats for Office Manager

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2720 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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Office Administration
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2720 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

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