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Business Manager

Find out how to become a business manager in the administration and business sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Business Manager is $98,100 - 150,000 annually


What does a Business Manager do?

Business managers oversee and maintain the day-to-day operations of their organisation.

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What skills do you need to be a Business Manager?

Business managers must exert excellent leadership skills, are experienced in administrative tasks, and must have top-notch organisation skills with an eye for improvement.

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills for managing business plans, coordinating meetings and delegating tasks
  • Sound knowledge of finance and well-abled to manage business’ financial budget
  • Knowledgeable in government policies and regulations, and ensuring business is compliant with such standards
  • Excellent communication skills for directing, leading, and guiding subordinate staff
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Clear vision and direction for their company, with a goal-driven and determined mindset

How to become a Business Manager

Business managers typically need a bachelor's degree majoring business so undertaking higher-level qualifications is recommended. However, you can still gain some useful skills for this pathway with a nationally-recognised qualification such as: Business managers ideally possess skills in leadership, behavioural management, and budgeting and planning. 
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Business manager quick facts

Business managers can be found in most industries, with many undertaking full-time work. In terms of job outlook, Business Manager positions are in a slight decline from 43,900 in 2020 to 41,800 by 2025. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a business manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    49 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and retail trade
  • Job Growth
    Expected to slightly decline in the next five years. From 43,900 in 2020 to 41,800 by 2025.

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's  - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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