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Office Support Specialist Salary (United States)

An Office Support Specialist earns an average wage of $13.19 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Access is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Office Support Specialist Salary (?
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$22,332 - $43,305
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MEDIAN: $30,129
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Office Support Specialist Salary (?
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$9.91 - $18.67
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$22,332 - $43,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,525  
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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$20,977 - $41,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $18.67  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $29.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,525  
   
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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$20,977 - $41,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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Job Description for Office Support Specialist

Office support specialists fulfill a variety of roles in an office environment. Although their duties vary depending on the type and size of the company, office support specialists are typically responsible for much of their office's paperwork and day-to-day operations. Support specialists might work at a reception desk, where they also greet visitors and clients, answer and direct incoming phone calls and provide any needed assistance to visitors.
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Office Support Specialist Tasks
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.

Common Career Paths for Office Support Specialist

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Pay by Experience Level for Office Support Specialist

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Pay Difference By Location

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$29,000
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Experience Affects Office Support Specialist Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Office Support Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Support Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
Data Entry
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%