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Office Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

Chicago Office Managers usually make around $44K annually. Overall cash earnings for Office Managers in Chicago, Ill. stretch from $29K on the lower end to $66K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and approximately half receive dental plans. Women account for the majority of Office Managers in Chicago — 88 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Managers in Chicago, Ill. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Office Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$30,961 - $66,471
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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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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 (?
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  
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  
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.
For Office Managers in Chicago, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $44K. On average, Chicago Office Managers make $50K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a tenth.
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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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Highly satisfied
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%