Office Manager Salary By State: Highest-Paid Office Managers by State [2022]

By Chris Kolmar
Aug. 2, 2022

Research Summary. After extensive research by the Zippia data science team, we identified these details of office manager salary by state for the United States:

You can read more on the specific methodology.

Background

Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do office managers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for office manager by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

The state with the best salary for office managers after this adjustment? That would be New York.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for office manager salaries:

  1. New York (Jobs)

  2. Alaska (Jobs)

  3. Connecticut (Jobs)

  4. Massachusetts (Jobs)

  5. Maryland (Jobs)

  6. New Jersey (Jobs)

  7. California (Jobs)

  8. Delaware (Jobs)

  9. Rhode Island (Jobs)

  10. Texas (Jobs)

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

Highest-Paid Office Managers By State

Rank State Average Office Manager Salary 10th Percentile 90th Percentile
1 New York $56,989 $37,000 $86,000
2 Alaska $51,015 $40,000 $64,000
3 Connecticut $50,867 $33,000 $76,000
4 Massachusetts $49,985 $33,000 $74,000
5 Maryland $49,893 $32,000 $75,000
6 New Jersey $49,457 $32,000 $74,000
7 California $48,227 $32,000 $71,000
8 Delaware $47,714 $31,000 $72,000
9 Rhode Island $46,471 $30,000 $69,000
10 Texas $46,257 $31,000 $68,000
11 West Virginia $46,102 $30,000 $69,000
12 Virginia $45,896 $30,000 $69,000
13 Pennsylvania $45,052 $29,000 $68,000
14 Hawaii $44,802 $35,000 $56,000
15 Illinois $44,664 $29,000 $66,000
16 Vermont $43,065 $29,000 $63,000
17 North Dakota $42,875 $29,000 $62,000
18 Florida $42,193 $28,000 $62,000
19 Washington $42,077 $30,000 $58,000
20 New Hampshire $42,006 $28,000 $62,000
21 Minnesota $41,988 $28,000 $62,000
22 Wisconsin $41,115 $27,000 $61,000
23 Michigan $40,964 $27,000 $62,000
24 Colorado $40,681 $29,000 $57,000
25 Oregon $40,595 $28,000 $57,000
26 Ohio $39,737 $26,000 $60,000
27 Nevada $39,690 $27,000 $58,000
28 Wyoming $39,413 $28,000 $55,000
29 New Mexico $39,139 $26,000 $57,000
30 Georgia $38,896 $26,000 $56,000
31 Missouri $38,820 $26,000 $56,000
32 Arizona $38,598 $26,000 $56,000
33 North Carolina $38,468 $25,000 $57,000
34 Alabama $37,963 $26,000 $55,000
35 South Carolina $36,812 $24,000 $54,000
36 Kansas $36,751 $25,000 $52,000
37 Maine $36,647 $25,000 $53,000
38 Indiana $36,139 $24,000 $54,000
39 Iowa $36,022 $24,000 $52,000
40 Oklahoma $35,846 $25,000 $50,000
41 Tennessee $35,801 $24,000 $52,000
42 Nebraska $35,757 $24,000 $51,000
43 Idaho $35,675 $25,000 $49,000
44 Kentucky $35,326 $23,000 $52,000
45 Utah $34,859 $24,000 $49,000
46 Louisiana $34,695 $23,000 $50,000
47 South Dakota $32,089 $22,000 $46,000
48 Montana $31,819 $22,000 $44,000
49 Arkansas $31,007 $21,000 $44,000
50 Mississippi $30,828 $21,000 $44,000

Methodology: Office Manager Salary By State

To better understand office manager pay by state, Zippia has aggregated data across a multitude of channels including the BLS, FLC, and OPM. We then supplement that data with actual listed salaries from job posts. Finally, the data science team calculates a weighted average of these inputs to create an average pay for office managers by state.

We took the average annual salary data for office managers from these estimates and ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary ranking as highest average salary for office managers.

Office Manager Salary By State FAQs

  1. What is the highest-paid state for office managers?

    The highest-paid state for office managers is New York with an average salary of $56,989 per year.

  2. What city pays office managers the most?

    Washington, DC pays office managers the most with an average salary of $59,207 per year.

  3. What is the worst state for office managers?

    The worst state for office managers is Mississippi with an average salary of $30,828 per year.

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Author

Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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