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Unit Manager Salary

An average Unit Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Unit Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Unit Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,857 - $87,243
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,233
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$17.30 - $35.92
(Median)
$17
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,857 - $87,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,971 - $89,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.30 - $35.92  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $49.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,971 - $89,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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Job Description for Unit Manager

The unit manager is responsible for managing a specific operation in an organization. The manager usually is in charge of a group of employees within the unit the manager is overseeing. They typically are in charge of hiring employees and ensuring these employees are working properly and efficiently in their position. The fields in which a unit manager works vary widely. In nursing homes, for example, the unit manager oversees employees and nurses; in a sales position, the unit manager manages the sales employees in their division.

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Unit Manager Tasks

  • Oversee unit budget and payroll and document outcomes and productivity.
  • Lead periodic meetings to convey goals, changes, and upcoming events.
  • Lead organizational teams, set schedules, ensure staffing levels, and define goals.

Common Career Paths for Unit Manager


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Though some Unit Managers move into positions like Long Term Care Nursing Director (where the average salary is $75K), this progression is not the norm. Unit Managers most frequently become Registered Nurses and MDS Coordinators even though median compensation is $4K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


Unit Managers flock to The Travelers Companies, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. offers a median salary of just $38K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Unit Manager


Unit Managers only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Geriatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Unit Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Unit Managers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

Geriatrics
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National Average
$59,000

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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