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Summary Guide for

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers in Los Angeles County

May also be called: Office Administrators; Office Coordinators; and Office Managers

What Would I Do?

Every organization needs the office to function effectively and efficiently on a daily basis. Office Support Supervisors and Managers oversee the day-to-day tasks of clerical and support workers in departments, such as accounting, billing, customer service, or data processing. Earning the respect and support of staff is a critical element to running a smooth and efficient office.

Office Support Supervisors and Managers generally work in clean, comfortable, well-lit, and well-ventilated offices. They usually work 40 hours a week; however, they may have to work nights, weekends, and holidays if a company works around the clock.

Will This Job Fit Me?

The job of Office Support Supervisor and Manager will appeal to those who enjoy developing and building teams, gathering and processing information, are careful about details, and are thorough in completing work.

What Wages and Benefits Can I Expect?

The median wage in 2021 for Office and Administrative Support Supervisors in California is $63,400 annually, or $30.48 hourly. The median wage for Office and Administrative Support Supervisors in Los Angeles County is $62,831 annually, or $30.21 hourly. The median is the point at which half of the workers earn more and half earn less.

Change to Hourly Wages
Annual Wages for 2021Low
(25th percentile)
Median
(50th percentile)
High
(75th percentile)
California$50,340$63,400$80,167
Los Angeles County$49,910$62,831$79,570
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2021 Wages do not reflect self-employment.
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Some employers may offer Office Support Supervisors and Managers additional compensation in the form of bonuses and stock options.

What is the Job Outlook?

Candidates will encounter keen competition because the number of applicants will exceed the number of job openings. However, a large number of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire from the labor force, or leave for other reasons.

How Do I Qualify?

Employers generally look for candidates with a high school diploma and training in vocational schools, postsecondary training, Regional Occupational Programs, and related on-the-job experience. Some employers seek candidates with an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Finding a Job

Direct application to employers remains one of the most effective forms of job search methods for Office Support Supervisors and Managers. Newspaper classified ads also provide a helpful resource for local job openings. Since they work in almost all industries, you can focus your search by checking private firms listed in your local telephone directory yellow pages.  Online job opening systems include JobCentral at www.jobcentral.com and CalJOBSSM at www.caljobs.ca.gov.

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