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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 $80,000 - 135,000 annually


What does a business manager do?

Business managers oversee and maintain the day-to-day operations of their organisation. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 53,000 workers in 2017 to 52,900 by 2022. 20,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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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
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Business manager quick facts

Business managers can be found in most industries, with many undertaking full-time work. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a business manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and retail trade
  • Average qualification level
    17.9% Bachelor degree

* 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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