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

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The current average salary of an Office Manager is $58,000 - 79,000 annually


Office managers are responsible for the office running smoothly. This means organising resources and facilitating things like system administration and staffing. Employment for office managers is experiencing moderate growth. In 2017 there were 121, 500 office managers employed in Australia and this is expected to rise to 126, 400 by 2022. Over this time 80, 000 jobs are expected to become available.

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Key skills

Office managers must be highly organised, as they have many responsibilities related to both human resources and the management of physical facilities.

  • Oversee the office workflow and delegate tasks
  • Set priorities and targets for the office
  • Manage records and accounts
  • Ensure the space is in compliance with OHS regulations
  • Work productively and professionally with all team members
  • Conduct performance reviews

Quick facts

Working as an office manager could be a gratifying career as a team leader. Here are some facts about a career as an office manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.1 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Construction; professional, scientific and technical services; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    23.1% Certificate III/IV

* 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.

Study pathways

Develop the skills you need to find work as an office manager by studying one of the courses in business, leadership and management listed below.

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