Business Office Manager Salary

Business Office Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately one-half of Business Office Managers. Salaries average out to around $49K annually and spread from $31K to $66K per year. Cash earnings of Business Office Managers — including $6K in bonuses, $6K in profit sharing proceeds, and $17K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $31K to approximately $66K depending on individual performance. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Business Office Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$35,795 - $69,770
$36K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,845
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50%
90%

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$13.38 - $26.01
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.70
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$0$69K
Salary $35,795 - $69,770
Bonus $0.00 - $7,182
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
Commission $0.00 - $9,804
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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$31,262 - $65,961
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,155
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.38 - $26.01
Overtime $17.82 - $37.03
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,182
Commission $0.00 - $9,804
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
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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$31,262 - $65,961
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 818

Job Description for Business Office Manager

Business office managers perform a wide array of duties, with their responsibilities often varying based on the size of their company. Regardless of size, these managers' primary responsibility is ensuring the business runs smoothly and that employees have needed supplies such as pens, paper, and toner. They make sure all equipment is working and, if not, arrange for repairs. Bookkeeping duties are sometimes required as well.

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Business Office Manager Tasks

  • Coordinate office activities and support services, keeping the office running efficiently.
  • Manage company payroll, time sheets, and employee time off.
  • Supervise front desk reception, providing help with reception when necessary.
  • Oversee billing, and accounts, ensuring accuracy and that company procedures are followed.

Common Career Paths for Business Office Manager


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Business Office Managers who go on to become Financial Controllers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Financial Controllers is $77K annually. An Office Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Business Office Managers. Paychecks for that role are $39K on average. The Business Manager position is another common transition for Business Office Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $54K mark.

Business Office Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Office Manager


Many Business Office Managers can be found at Brookdale Senior Living Inc., HCR ManorCare, Golden LivingCenters, Eskaton, and Brookdale, firms that are at the top of the field. Business Office Managers flock to Silverado Senior Living for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $55K lead the pack in compensation. Other employers shelling out big bucks include HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Five Star Quality Care, Inc., where Business Office Managers typically earn around $48K, $47K, or $47K, respectively.

Eskaton, Senior Lifestyle Corporation, and Brookdale are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($34K, $38K, and $40K respectively).

Popular Skills for Business Office Manager


Survey takers working as Business Office Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Microsoft Excel, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Bookkeeping. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Management and Accounts Payable. Most people familiar with Accounts Receivable also know Accounts Payable and Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Office Manager

Pay by Experience for a Business Office Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Office Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 716 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Office Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 614 salaries. An experienced Business Office Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 710 salaries. A Business Office Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 413 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,977

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Business Office Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Business Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+16 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tucson, 11 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (8 percent less) and Indianapolis (7 percent less).

Business Office Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Office Manager?

Business Office Manager in Jesup:
"Perks."
Pros: I like the billing and problem solving side of it because it requires critical thinking which challenges me on a regular basis.
Cons: There is no room for career advancement.

Business Office Manager in Warren:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Co workers, atmosphere, feeling of satisfication of job well done. Book keeping, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Cons: N/a.

Business Office Manager in Dayton:
"I love it."
Pros: The fast paced environment.
Cons: No help.

Business Office Manager in Walsenburg:
"Challenging, high stress level, diversified work."
Pros: My staff.
Cons: Lack of tools to accomplish what is expected.

Business Office Manager in Sioux Falls:
"Very Enlightening Job."
Pros: Dealing with different people every day and getting out of the office a lot.
Cons: Evicting people and prepare sales tax returns.

Business Office Manager in Red Oak:
"Home health business manager."
Pros: Supervisor is great. Have a great working relationship with staff.
Cons: Pay is not very good. Required to complete other staffs work. Not allowed over time pay even if over time is worked.

Business Office Manager in Gainesville:
"Enjoyable, Never A Slow Moment."
Pros: Management, always learning.
Cons: Stress, always something unknown.

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Key Stats for Business Office Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 440 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Business Office Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Business Office Manager Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$46,000


Office Management
▼2%



Billing
▼3%







▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 440 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 28%