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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (United States)

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Office Managers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $39K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Office Managers — including $4K in bonuses, $6K in profit sharing proceeds, and $10K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $23K to approximately $51K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although a little more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. There are far more female Entry-Level Office Managers than men, making up 89 percent of those in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Office Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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  
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

Although Servpro Industries, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $35K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $30K to $62K.
Liberty Tax Services, Inc. offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $25K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $19K and $37K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at State Farm Insurance Company.

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National Average
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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Office Managers, 38 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

Office Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Office Manager in Seattle:
"Office Manager Equals Office Mom."
Balance the needs of the position (i.e., processing payroll, expenses, taxes, collections, invoicing, etc) with the needs of the office (i.e., overall mood, taking care of problems, being the go-to person). The needs of the office can become overwhelming if allowed to go unchecked, especially in a small office environment.
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.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries

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National Average
$34,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3794 votes.

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%