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How much an hour do you think an Office Manager should make?

I have asked my bosses for a raise because I make 14.50 an hour have been with the company for three years and was recently promoted to Office Manager. Here is what I do. I keep track of three bosses, I am the only full time office employee with the best days-on record, I know every job, every invoice, do all of the bookkeeping, clean, run errands, organize...blah blah blah. We are a fairly small town and the only engineering company in the region. I feel undercompensated.

Asked By: beej - 9/28/2006
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you are about normal it all depends what city you are in. that is amost 30, 000 a year. but around 14-16 dollars an hour is normal
Answered By: Big Jay 7 - 9/28/2006
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i hear you - between 16-20 esp youve been there so long, ask for a raise you deserve it! they need you, you dont need them. remember that.
Answered By: angee - 9/28/2006
 
I think you should get more than that, if you have a degree..even more than that. Ever think about asking for a raise?
Answered By: LilSo1287 - 9/28/2006
 
They are robbing you blind. Well I live in Ca. I would not be able to live on anything under 27hr. You have to know what you are worth.
Answered By: GramParsons - 9/28/2006
 
You are undercompensated. A retial store manager (at a drug store) makes almost $70,000 a year, probably works half as much. At my employer, our office managers make about the same amount as the retial managers.
Answered By: estrong07 - 9/28/2006
 
Try the link below to get an idea of what the range of pay is for you location. If you are on the low end or below, you can always try to use it as justification to your bosses... More
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Answered By: ADF - 9/28/2006
 
You should be making around $20 or more an hour. Or 41 to 57K a year (in oklahoma), but it depends on your area: http://hotjobs.salary.com/salarywizard/layoutscripts/swzl_compresult.asp?zipcode=&metrocode=124&statecode=OK&state=Oklahoma&metro=Oklahoma+City&city=&geo=Oklahoma+City%2C+OK&jobtitle=Office+Manager&search... More
Answered By: sooners83 - 9/28/2006
 
It's difficult to say what a fair wage is without knowing the situation. Here are some factors to consider: What part of the country do you live in? What is the cost of living there? Are there other jobs readily available to you in the area where you live? What benefits (medical, dental, paid vacation, overtime... More
Answered By: Yogini108 - 9/28/2006
 
i feel you i am a safety manager with a degree and make less than that, however where i live it is very cheap to live. if you just got promoted you should have got a raise along with the promotion, right? Tell them that you want a dollar an hour raise and they shouldnt find that too outrageous (7 %).
Answered By: crzyaltego - 9/28/2006
 
You should make around $37k to $42k, just for your knowledge, background, history, and commitment! You a valuable assest to that company and they need to realize it! Keep up the good work and don't give in to your abilities.
Answered By: citronge - 9/28/2006
 
Yogini is right. If you are working for a small company in a small area you are being pretty well compensated. If you are in NYC or LA you are not... More
Answered By: theshadow01 - 9/28/2006
 
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