Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (United States)

Close to three-fourths of Entry-Level Office Managers report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $34,448 annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Office Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $23,449 on the lower end to $50,739 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $4,049 and profit sharing that approaches $5,766, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $9,822. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—45 percent lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and around one third have dental, too. Most Entry-Level Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (?
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$26,351 - $53,694
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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (?
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$10.10 - $19.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,351 - $53,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
Profit Sharing
$482.00 - $5,766  
Commission
$251.68 - $9,822  
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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$23,449 - $50,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $19.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $4.41  
Overtime
$13.22 - $30.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
   
Commission
$251.68 - $9,822  
Profit Sharing
$482.00 - $5,766  
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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$23,449 - $50,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,129
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Office Manager

For Entry-Level Office Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Servpro Industries, Inc.; in fact, typical earnings are around $35,353, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($30K versus $62K) is great.
Liberty Tax Services, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $24,534. State Farm Insurance Company and LHC Group, Inc. are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($29,857 and $30,836, respectively).

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Entry-Level Office Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Boston, Washington, and Seattle, where Entry-Level Office Managers typically earn around 26 percent, 20 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Office Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Office Manager in Bushton:
"Total Required For The Job."
Be prepared to spend allot of time at the office especially during the harvest times. Expect to not be able to make all the customers happy but try to get them to laugh.
Office Manager in Indianapolis:
"You Have To Be Willing To Put In A Lot Of Work."
To try to learn as much as you can about the business and the systems they use.
Office Manager in Beaufort:
Help with any assignment requested to show you can and will go outside the box in your job description.
Office Manager in Jamestown:
"Pay Does Not Equal Experience."
With all of the work my job entails, I believe I was not given a fair opening hourly wage for the years of experience I have.
Office Manager in Fort Worth:
"Managing An Office Is Stressful But Rewarding."
Plan your work. Work your plan. Self-evaluate often. Be able to take criticism with confidence. Look ahead.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries

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$34,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 45%