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Business Office Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages the day-to-day administrative tasks required to keep a business office running smoothly. Responsible for paperwork, processing invoices, maintaining databases, collecting expense data, recruiting and training employees, and stocking office with supplies.

Job Outlook

There were 31 Business Office Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 971 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Office Manager industry, which includes the Business Office Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Business Office Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $58,083.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $50,578.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business Office Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $44,819.

Education and Experience

Posted Business Office Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree11%
Bachelor's Degree54%
Master's Degree15%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other20%

Posted Business Office Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years24%
3 to 5 years56%
6 to 8 years13%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business Office Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Microsoft Excel (39%)
  • Detail-Oriented (30%)
  • Organizational Skills (29%)
  • Problem Solving (24%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Customer Billing (50%)
  • Accounting (48%)
  • Billing (42%)
  • Office Management (31%)
  • Budgeting (24%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Staff Management (18%)
  • Scheduling (16%)
  • Quickbooks (16%)
  • Customer Service (15%)
  • Billing Systems (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Financial Management (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Business Office Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Office Manager/Accountant
  • Accountant/Office Manager
  • Business Office Administrator
  • Office Manager Accountant
  • Accountant And Office Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Business Office Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Prime Healthcare Services (12)
  • University of Arkansas (9)
  • Citizenship Immigration Services (8)
  • University of Houston (8)
  • Envision (7)

North Carolina

  • Charter Communications (2)
  • Covanta (2)
  • One Source Communications (2)
  • University of North Carolina (2)
  • XPO Logistics (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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