What does an Office Manager do?

An office manager provides organization and oversight to the administrative team within a department or company by providing tools and resources for employees to be more efficient. They often report to senior management or the CEO of a company. In small companies, an office manager might also provide administrative support.

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Working as an Office Manager

An office manager's duties are varied, and every day can be different. Some of their day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Working with management on marketing
  • Developing budgets
  • Providing weekly and monthly financial reports
  • Managing office support personnel
  • Maintaining office equipment and troubleshooting problems
  • Completing new employee orientation
  • Completing administrative employee reviews
  • Developing and implementing efficient office procedures
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How much does an Office Manager make in the United States?

17.1k salaries reported, updated at May 3, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a office manager is $17.95 per hour in the United States and $3,000 cash bonus per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being an Office Manager

What types of companies hire office managers?

Organizations that hire office managers include small businesses, non-profits, financial organizations, local government, doctor's offices, hospitals and universities.

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What is the difference between an office manager and an office administrator?

An office manager focuses on the people in the office and provides tools and resources to help them be more efficient. An office administrator oversees technical and IT processes.

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