Office Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

Salaries for Chicago Office Managers sit in the ballpark of $42,669 per year. Compensation starts at $29,132 and can reach $66,480 per year. Total cash earnings range from $30,961 on the low end to $66,471 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $7,136 and $8,081, respectively. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Managers in Chicago. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$30,961 - $66,471
(Median)
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38K
54K
66K
MEDIAN: $43,862
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Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$12.01 - $23.41
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,961 - $66,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,136  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $8,081  
Total Pay (?
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$29,132 - $66,480  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $23.41  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $8,081  
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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$29,132 - $66,480  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Office Managers in Chicago can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $39K can reach $44K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $49,859. Chicago Office Managers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%
Human Resources
up arrow 4%
Billing
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Accounting
up arrow 2%
Office Management
up arrow 1%
Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$43,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 32%
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