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Unit Manager Salary

Average Unit Managers in the United States make around $58K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Female Unit Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,371 - $87,382
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,171
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$16.16 - $36.12
(Median)
$16
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,371 - $87,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,175  
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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$38,121 - $90,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $36.12  
   
Overtime
$14.67 - $49.09  
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 - $12,175  
   
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).
)
$38,121 - $90,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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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Unit Managers sometimes assume positions such as Long Term Care Nursing Directors. That role pays $75K per year on average. A lot of Unit Managers advance their careers by becoming Registered Nurses and MDS Coordinators. However, those positions offer $4K less and $3K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


For Unit Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Travelers Companies, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $95K, the highest in the area.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., where the median salary is a mere $38K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Unit Manager


Survey takers who work as Unit Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Most people who know Operations Management also know Geriatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Unit Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Unit Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

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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 152 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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