Office boss - Salary and Career
Administrative Supervisors

Office boss - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise administrative routines in public and private institutions, directly leading a team of clerks, administrative assistants, office secretaries, office machine operators and ushers. They coordinate general services of pouches, messengers, transport, notary, cleaning, outsourced, maintenance of equipment, furniture, facilities, etc., manage human resources, assets and consumables, organize documents and correspondence, manage staff. They can maintain financial routines, controlling fixed fund (small cash), funds, accounts payable, cash flow and bank account, issuing and checking invoices and receipts, rendering accounts and collecting taxes.

How much does an Office boss earn

A Office boss earns between $1.408 and $9.079 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.305 and a median salary of $2.350 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 144.917 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Office boss

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.305 39.662 826 16
1º Quartile 1.408 16.894 352 7
Median Salary 2.350 28.200 588 11
3º Quartile 6.924 83.092 1.731 33
Higher Salary 9.079 108.953 2.270 43


Professional job categories

  • Administrative services workers
    • officers
      • administrative services supervisors (except customer service)
        • administrative supervisors

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Main workplaces

Administrative Supervisors these workers work in the most diverse areas of public or private companies. They are CLT or statutory employees. They work as a team, with occasional supervision, indoors and during the day. Eventually, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods.


What does it take to work in the field of Administrative Supervisors

To enter this occupation, a complete high school education and three to four years of professional experience in administrative work are required.


Functions and activities of Office boss

Administrative Supervisors must:

  • maintain financial routines;
  • supervise administrative routines;
  • communicate;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage staff;
  • manage assets and consumables;
  • manage team;
  • organize documents and correspondence;
  • coordinate general services;

  • Activities

    • delegate functions;
    • report;
    • select personnel;
    • settle advance accounts;
    • prepare trial balance;
    • forward documents and correspondence;
    • control fixed fund (small cash);
    • control telephone calls;
    • accountability;
    • coordinate mail service;
    • supervise property security service;
    • prepare announcements;
    • control accounts receivable;
    • analyze the functioning of administrative routines;
    • teach processes;
    • implement administrative routines;
    • coordinate outsourced services;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • issue invoices and receipts;
    • create administrative routines;
    • coordinate transport service;
    • propose measures to simplify and improve administrative routines;
    • create documents;
    • elaborate correspondence;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • request payment authorization;
    • demonstrate honesty;
    • guide compliance with rules and work orders;
    • fill in forms;
    • coordinate photocopy service;
    • triage information;
    • inspect property;
    • receive documents and correspondence;
    • control cash flow;
    • clarify doubts;
    • refund expenses;
    • control bank account;
    • intermediate teams;
    • disclose information;
    • coordinate notary service;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • relocate personnel;
    • mastering legislation;
    • train team;
    • sort documents and correspondence;
    • check stock of consumables;
    • search prices;
    • manage work schedule;
    • set work schedule;
    • demonstrate verbal and written fluency;
    • request the purchase of consumables;
    • check work frequency;
    • register documents and correspondence;
    • analyze documents and correspondence;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • select suppliers;
    • supervise schedules;
    • organize files;
    • collect taxes;
    • coordinate cleaning service;
    • buy consumables and supplies;
    • coordinate messenger service;
    • check consumables;
    • coordinate maintenance services for machinery, equipment, furniture and installations;
    • purchase assets;
    • manage work safety;
    • reconcile accounts;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • check documents and correspondence;
    • guide the execution of administrative routines;
    • write contracts;
    • control accounts payable;
    • store consumables;
    • request staff;
    • control funds;
    • operate computer resources;
    • demonstrate discernment;
    • distribute services;
    • work as a team;
    • check invoices;
    • manage benefits;
    • distribute consumables;


    Sectors that hire Office boss the most in the job market

    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • temporary labor lease
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • hospital care activities
    • combined building support services
    • accounting activities
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies




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