What does an Office Manager do?

Office managers coordinate and oversee administrative duties in an office, and ensure that the office operates efficiently and smoothly. Their responsibilities generally include duties like greeting visitors, managing office supplies, overseeing other administrative staff, owning budgets, and supporting staff with administrative tasks like scheduling meetings.

Office managers typically have a Bachelor's degree in business administration, communications, or in a related field. However, for some office manager positions a high school diploma is sufficient. Office managers need to be highly organized and self-motivated, and they typically have excellent attention to detail.

  • Oversee and support all administrative duties in the office and ensure that office is operating smoothly
  • Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as necessary
  • Perform receptionist duties: greet visitors, and answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail
  • Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately
  • Assist with office layout planning and office moves, and with managing and maintaining IT infrastructure
  • Manage office budget
  • Identify opportunities for process and office management improvements, and design and implement new systems
  • Provide other administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, communications, or a related field
  • 2-5 years of work experience in an administrative/office management role
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to priotitize
  • Must be a self-starter and driven
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Google products
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Office Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,150 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Office Manager Career Path

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Northwestern MutualNorthwestern Mutual
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28 Jan 2021

“The actual job was easy and I got to get to know some really great people!”

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12 May 2021

“Working for my particular boss and franchise is great but the franchise as a whole is ridiculous.”

OSF HealthCareOSF HealthCare
Office Manager
2 Sep 2021

“Pay was good but not worth the presence of the horrible people I worked with.”

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9 Jun 2021

“Front office management was the worst I've seen in my 11 year hospitality career.”

Tech To UTech To U
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31 Jan 2020

“When Tech To U is profitable then we are well compensated by good salary and project based bonuses.”

Nusenda Credit UnionNusenda Credit Union
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14 Apr 2020

“Each employees performance is discussed frequently and merit based increases provided annually based on performance.”

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5 Oct 2021

“We empower our employees to do what is best for our members and provide a great environment to help others.”

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Back Office Supervisor
5 Oct 2021

“I am happy with my career path and feel that this is a great cultural fit.”

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