Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Office Managers in Chicago do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $39K can reach $44K. Compensation is $49,859 after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Office Managers in Chicago earning an average of $55K per year. 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. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.