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Career and Education Opportunities for Office Managers in Delaware

Delaware has a population of 885,122, which has grown by 12.96% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "First State," its capital is Dover, though its largest city is Wilmington.

There are currently 4,640 working office managers in Delaware; this should grow by 2% to about 4,720 working office managers in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for office managers are expected to grow by about 11.0%. Office managers generally supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.

The income of an office manager is about $23 hourly or $49,080 annually on average in Delaware. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $22 hourly or $45,790 annually on average. Incomes for office managers are the same as in the overall category of Management in Delaware, and the same as the overall Management category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 553,149 jobs in Delaware. The average annual income was $40,375 in 2008, up from $39,932 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Delaware was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. About 25.0% of Delaware residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Delaware include nondurable goods merchant wholesalers, management of companies, and offices of other holding companies. Notable tourist attractions include the DCCA, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the New Castle County Public Libraries.

CITIES WITH Office Manager OPPORTUNITIES IN Delaware


JOB DESCRIPTION: Office Manager

In general, office managers supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.

Every day, office managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Delaware

Delaware
Delaware photo by Tim Kiser

Delaware has a population of 885,122, which has grown by 12.96% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "First State," its capital is Dover, though its largest city is Wilmington. In 2008, there were a total of 553,149 jobs in Delaware. The average annual income was $40,375 in 2008, up from $39,932 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Delaware was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 25.0% of Delaware residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Delaware include nondurable goods merchant wholesalers, management of companies, and offices of other holding companies. Notable tourist attractions include the Arden Craft Shop Museum, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Historical Society of Delaware.