Office supervisor

Office supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of those carrying out general administrative and clerical work and performing specialist administrative and clerical duties in relation to finance, records, sales and other services to a variety of commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies.


  • Reports as required to managerial staff on work-related matters.
  • Determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet the organisation.
  • Liaises with managers and other senior staff to resolve operational problems.
  • Establishes and monitors work schedules to meet the organisation.
  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of office staff.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for office supervisor is £27,515

1,343 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,343. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for office supervisor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £27,515 per year. That is about £2,293 per month or £14.11 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,446, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,302

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,343 people are employed in the region.

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