Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, around three-quarters of Entry-Level Office Managers report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $34,448 per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Entry-Level Office Managers—as high as $4,049, $5,766 and $9,822, respectively—each contribute to the degree of variability within cash compensation, ranging from $26,351 to $53,694. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 45 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and around one third claim dental coverage as well. Most Entry-Level Office Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (?
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$26,351 - $53,694
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MEDIAN: $38,551
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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  
PayScale
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
PayScale
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

The biggest paychecks can be found at Servpro Industries, Inc.—the median salary there is $35,353; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries starting at only $30K and climbing to $62K.
Employees of Liberty Tax Services, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $24,534; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $18,720 to $37K. Workers at State Farm Insurance Company and LHC Group, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $29,857 and $30,836, respectively.

Pay Difference By Location

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Entry-Level Office Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. New York, Boston, Washington, and Seattle also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Office Managers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 26 percent, 20 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent more, respectively. Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
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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%
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