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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Office Managers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K annually on average. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Office Managers — including $4K bonuses, $6K profit sharing proceeds, and $10K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $24K and $51K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. For the most part, Entry-Level Office Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Entry-Level Office Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (?
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$26,625 - $54,024
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MEDIAN: $38,778
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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary (?
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$10.17 - $19.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,625 - $54,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,118  
Profit Sharing
$482.04 - $5,775  
Commission
$306.39 - $10,247  
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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$23,741 - $50,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,689
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $19.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.89  
Overtime
$13.41 - $30.18  
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 - $4,118  
   
Commission
$306.39 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$482.04 - $5,775  
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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$23,741 - $50,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,636
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Office Manager

State Farm Insurance Company, Servpro Industries, Inc., H&R Block, Liberty Tax Services, Inc., and LHC Group, Inc. are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Servpro Industries, Inc. — the median salary there is $34K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $26K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $55K.
Offering a median salary of only $24K, Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $17K to $37K is pretty narrow, too.

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Office Managers, 40 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix.

Office Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Office Manager in Los Angeles:
"Lock Down Your Duties."
As an office manager it is very important to specify your duties or you will end up doing everything for everyone.
Office Manager in Duluth:
"Dedication."
Hard work, dedication, critical thinking, multitasking, and a level head should eventually pay off. Be kind and fair to subordinates while expecting they perform to the same standard as yourself.
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.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3891 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 45%