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Office Manager Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does an Office Manager make in Italy?

Average Monthly Salary
2,550 EUR
( 30,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Office Manager in Italy typically earns around 2,550 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,330 EUR (lowest) to 3,910 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Office Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Office Manager Salary Distribution in Italy

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Office Manager salaries in Italy range from 1,330 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,910 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,450 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Office Manager(s) are earning less than 2,450 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,450 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Office Manager(s) are earning less than 1,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Office Manager(s) are earning less than 3,050 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,050 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Office Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Office Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Office Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,510 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,020 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,630 EUR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Office Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,180 EUR per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,480 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,660 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Office Manager average salary change by experience in Italy

0 - 2 Years
1,510 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,020 EUR
5 - 10 Years+30%
2,630 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
3,180 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,480 EUR
20+ Years+5%
3,660 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Office Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Office Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Office Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Office Manager is 1,820 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,080 EUR per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,930 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 3,550 EUR per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Office Manager average salary difference by education level in Italy

High School
1,820 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+14%
2,080 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+41%
2,930 EUR
Master's Degree+21%
3,550 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Italy costs anywhere from 18,400 Euro(s) to 55,200 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Office Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Office Manager employees in Italy earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

2,480 EUR
2,650 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Office Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

How much are annual salary increments in Italy for Office Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Office Manager

Office Manager(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Italy / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Office Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Italy

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Italy Office Manager
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An Office Manager is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Office Manager employees in Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,570 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Office Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Office Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,270 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,350 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
2,400 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
2,460 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Office Manager salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Office Manager Average Hourly Wage in Italy

15 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 15 EUR. This means that the average Office Manager in Italy earns approximately 15 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Office Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Office Manager and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Italy
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The average salary for Office Manager is 15% more than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist3,400 EUR+33%
Administrative Aide1,550 EUR-39%
Administrative Analyst2,330 EUR-9%
Administrative Assistant2,020 EUR-21%
Administrative Associate2,000 EUR-22%
Administrative Manager2,460 EUR-4%
Administrative Receptionist1,880 EUR-26%
Board Secretary2,070 EUR-19%
Central Office Operator1,870 EUR-27%
Clerk1,650 EUR-35%
Commercial Administrator2,840 EUR+11%
Commissions Processor2,310 EUR-10%
Conveyancing Secretary2,070 EUR-19%
Document Controller1,730 EUR-32%
Document Management Specialist2,500 EUR-2%
Executive Assistant2,470 EUR-3%
Executive Personal Assistant2,980 EUR+17%
Executive Secretary2,500 EUR-2%
Front Desk Attendant2,130 EUR-17%
Front Desk Coordinator2,260 EUR-11%
Front Desk Manager2,950 EUR+16%
Group Services Manager3,850 EUR+51%
Head Receptionist2,490 EUR-2%
Key Account Assistant2,670 EUR+5%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator1,360 EUR-47%
Leasing Administrator2,340 EUR-8%
Legal Secretary2,220 EUR-13%
Librarian2,260 EUR-11%
Mailroom Manager2,050 EUR-20%
Management Support Secretary2,480 EUR-3%
Master Programme Coordinator3,290 EUR+29%
Medical Receptionist2,210 EUR-13%
Meeting and Event Assistant2,510 EUR-2%
Meeting and Event Manager3,450 EUR+35%
Night Manager2,960 EUR+16%
Office Administrator2,910 EUR+14%
Office Assistant1,630 EUR-36%
Office Manager2,550 EUR-0%
Office Services Coordinator2,360 EUR-8%
Operations Analyst3,090 EUR+21%
Operations Manager3,880 EUR+52%
Personal Assistant2,330 EUR-9%
Planning Assistant2,250 EUR-12%
Process Expert3,000 EUR+18%
Program Coordinator2,690 EUR+5%
Programme Assistant2,430 EUR-5%
Project Administrator3,090 EUR+21%
Project Coordinator3,460 EUR+36%
Reception Team Lead3,240 EUR+27%
Receptionist2,070 EUR-19%
Records Officer1,760 EUR-31%
Schedule Officer1,750 EUR-31%
School Secretary2,130 EUR-17%
Secretary2,040 EUR-20%
Switchboard Operator1,710 EUR-33%
Technical Program Manager3,240 EUR+27%
Technical Project Manager3,390 EUR+33%
Typist1,570 EUR-39%
Wayleave Officer1,700 EUR-33%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna2,560 EUR
Catania2,460 EUR
Genova2,550 EUR
Milano2,740 EUR
Napoli2,760 EUR
Palermo2,530 EUR
Parma2,320 EUR
Rome3,000 EUR
Torino2,780 EUR
Trieste2,480 EUR
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