As a manufacturer of office cubicles we often get asked the question, “What size is a typical cubicle?”. There is not one answer to that question. Just as there is not one typical automobile there is not one typical cubicle. Typical cubicle sizes are linked to job descriptions, such as call center stations, administrative assistant stations, managerial stations, etc., each has their own standard made to best suit the job at hand.
With the huge rise in call centers, call center or telemarketing stations are becoming one of the most popular cubicle choices. Their typical configuration is a 4′ work surface with 48″ high panels and a box/box/file for storage. Since the job does not require much as far as storage, desk space in not necessary. All you really require for a typical call station in a computer, phone and a little bit of storage for personal belongings. The low 42″ high panels help management oversee the floor.
General office staff cubicles are a little more generous with space and storage. The typical workstation measures 6′ by 6′ with 67″ high panels, one box/box/file drawer, one file/file drawer, one overhead shelf and one overhead flipper door shelf. This gives the employee enough space for paperwork, filing, personal storage and privacy. The higher 67″ high panels allow for seated privacy.
Every office has at least one manager. You can typically spot his or her cubicle by its size. The standard sized managers station measures 9′ by 11′ with 67″ high panels, one box/box/file drawer, one file/file drawer, 3 overhead flipper good shelves and a desk return for guest seating. It is important that their cubicles are more or an “officle” in order to carry on employee and guest conferences, new hire interviews, etc. and still perform their job efficiently. High 67″ panels allow enough privacy without seclusion.
Administrative assistants typically located outside of a private office, usually require a 6′ by 7′ cubicle with low 42″ high panels, one box/box/file drawer, one file/file drawer and an optional counter cap if they are also greeted as a receptionist. The low panels allow for easy communication between executive and assistant.
It is important to know what type of cubicles your employees need to work efficiently. Since there are so many options and configurations for cubicles I hope these typical cubicle configurations help you set up your office space efficiently.