Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Salem submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 32 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,640 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class A.