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Office Manager Salary Guide

Overview of compensation in office management

Office Manager Salary Guide

In this article, we present to you an office manager salary guide for those looking to get a job in office management. An office manager is responsible for several office activities. They include supervising staff, developing procedures for administrative tasks, purchasing office supplies and equipment, analyzing and monitoring operational costs, and hiring and training support staff.


Office Manager Salary Guide


An office manager should be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and oversee multiple projects at once. He/she works together with the staff to ensure that operations are running smoothly and that he/she is updated on the status of all projects. He/She should also possess excellent communication, problem-solving, and managerial skills.


Office Manager Salary Guide – Jobs in the US

Regarding education requirements, employers usually look for candidates with a certificate or associate’s degree. Some hiring managers prefer candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in business administration for the position. Some employers also look for candidates with at least two years of experience at a managerial level. It is a plus to be proficient in different computer programs. On-the-job training is likewise necessary.

An office manager should possess excellent skills in communication, leadership, problem-solving, and relationship-building. Interpersonal skills and a wide range of computer skills are also essential. One of the trends to consider in hiring an office manager or building support staff is that administrative jobs become less traditional. Companies want candidates who are willing to learn new technical skills to support the rest of the team.

Considering the numerous responsibilities of an office manager, many consider it a demanding and stressful job. An office manager can go through different career paths. He/She can be a human resources manager, an operations manager, or an executive assistant.


Office Manager Salary Guide in the US for 2018

An office manager’s salary ranges from $31,282 to $66,386. A candidate with an average experience and skill set needed for the job can expect a median salary of $45,000. (Source: Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide for Administrative Professionals).


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