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about office manager jobs in Calgary

In 2016, there were just over 900 office manager jobs in Calgary. This is down 12.7% from the previous year and continues with the trend of fewer jobs available in this field. Office manager jobs have decreased by 8.6% overall since 2007. Since there are fewer roles, it’s very important for office manager candidates to have all required skills to find jobs in this competitive market.

office manager salaries in Calgary

Office managers are paid more than in other cities in Canada. Even though there are fewer jobs, Calgary has the highest average annual salary for office managers, especially for senior level positions. Having experience will increase your earning potential. In Calgary, office managers can expect the following salary:

Entry level salary: $50.6k to $57.1k
Intermediate salary: $55.1k to $66.7k
Senior salary: $58k to $70.2k

top industries for office managers in Calgary

Office manager jobs are found in many industries, including industries that are unique to Alberta such as oil and gas. Having experience in business administration and knowledge of a specific industry will help you get an edge over other candidates. Here are the top industries to consider for office managers seeking jobs in Calgary:

  1. Local administration
  2. Oil and gas extraction
  3. Architectural and engineering services
  4. Provincial administration
  5. Other support services

in demand skills in Calgary

Computer and technology skills are on the top of the list of desired skills. It’s important for office managers to have knowledge and experience with computer tools and software that can help them improve efficiencies and better manage the office. Here are the top in demand skills for office managers in Calgary:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce
  • Project management software
  • Bilingual French
  • IBM Lotus Notes

next steps for office managers

With office manager roles on the decline in Calgary, perhaps due to fewer physical office and remote workers, it’s important for office managers to continue to add new skills that can help them advance their careers. Office managers have transferable skills that are applicable to more senior office jobs, and leadership roles in many industries.

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