Office Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for office managers is 46 years. The office manager workforce reached a whopping 904,990 in 2020!

Among office managers, we discovered that 79.3% of them are women, while 17.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among office managers is White, which makes up 64.2% of all office managers. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Office managers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, office managers are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about office manager demographics? We analyzed 486,482 office managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Office Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as office managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for office managers were.

Office Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among office managers is White, which makes up 64.2% of all office managers. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 64.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.8%
  • Black or African American, 10.8%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Office Managers

The chart below shows that 64.4% of office managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.5% and Russian is the third-most popular at 3.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 64.4%
  • French, 7.5%
  • Russian, 3.6%
  • German, 3.4%
  • Portuguese, 3.1%
  • Other, 18.0%

Most Common Degree for Office Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for office managers. The most common degree for office managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 35% of office managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 23% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 21%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 35%
  • Certificate degree, 23%
  • Associate degree, 21%
  • High School Diploma degree, 12%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

Office Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among office managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Office Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the office manager position over time.


Office Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of office managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of office managers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Office Manager

By looking over 486,482 office managers resumes, we figured out that the average office manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Office Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of office manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of office managers is 40+ years old, which represents 69% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Office Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, chief order dispatcher and field service supervisor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Office Manager/Receptionist10%86%
Dental Office Manager12%85%
Front Office Administrator12%84%
Office Manager18%79%
Chief Service Observer82%9%
Field Service Supervisor85%13%
Chief Order Dispatcher90%10%
Chief Order Dispatcher
Field Service Supervisor
Chief Service Observer
Office Manager
Front Office Administrator
Dental Office Manager
Office Manager/Receptionist

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Office Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to office managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Medicare Billing Specialist11.07%
Customer Service Trainer12.31%
Office Manager13.28%
Materials Planner14.99%
Data Entry Operator16.24%
Medicaid Specialist24.95%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Office Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Office Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Office Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$43,730
Some College/ Associate Degree$45,376
Bachelor's Degree$51,404
Master's Degree$62,973

Office Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Office Manager Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an office manager can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of office managers is $53,233. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Office Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where office managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Office Managers Located?

By looking through more than 486,482 resumes, we found that the most popular places for office managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Office Managers

Where Are Office Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country office managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Office Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ office managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most office managers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire office managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Office Manager Work In

Employees with the office manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most office managers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ office managers. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and professional.

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