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Entry-Level Office Manager Salary

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.
$26,625 - $54,024
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MEDIAN: $38,778
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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.

Pay Difference by Location


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 Paramus:
"Stress Level, Partner of different Management Skills."
To be sure what the responsibilities are & to have them in writing. To always have a set time schedule for review of responsibilities & salary increase on a scheduled basis & if more responsibilities are included.

Office Manager in Plano:
"How many people I would have to share the office with."
Don't set goals, just do the best you can everyday and the rest takes care of itself.

Office Manager in Quincy:
"Supervising others takes skill."
Understanding the complexity of supervising other people. Learn to manage up your staff.

Office Manager in Sacramento:
"Being an office manager."
As an office manager you have to know going in that not every day is going to be the same. You will come in with a plan to get certain items off your plate, and you can still do that but you may have to move around your schedule as you never know when you'll be terminating an employee or have something else come up. As the OM you are actually supporting all the staff in some capacity. Be open to change, and be willing to be flexible with people as you'll get better performance from a person who feels like they are being valued. Also, in a world with a lot of "Big Titles" know that sometimes being the office manager is not a popular gig and it can be thankless at times.

Office Manager in San Diego:
"Subject to Change."
The position is defined by what others need at any given moment and the incumbent is expected to be an expert in the area in question. Because the office is in flux regarding manufacturing and sales, tasks can be changing rapidly.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Office Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3891 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

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