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Office supervisors

£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£30,160 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

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


There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entrants will normally have significant relevant work experience and may require professional qualifications in some areas.

UK Prospects

42400 Workforce Size
3.18% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
6483 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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