Unit Manager Salary

Unit Managers in the United States take home an average $61K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Unit Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,827 - $88,160
$38K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,961
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$19.26 - $38.73
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MEDIAN: $28.91
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$0$88K
Salary $37,827 - $88,160
Bonus $990 - $19,392
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$39,363 - $86,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 498
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $19.26 - $38.73
Overtime $19.29 - $49.84
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $990 - $19,392
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$39,363 - $86,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 261

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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 do not often transition into Director of Nursing roles. The role averages $80K per year. The most common promotion for Unit Managers is a MDS Coordinator position, which usually brings in $57K a year. Another standard transition for Unit Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Nursing Director role, where pay is often $74K.

Unit Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


Waffle House, Inc., Capital One Financial Corp, Genesis HealthCare, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., and HCR ManorCare are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Unit Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Travelers Companies, Inc. — the median salary there is $95K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Genesis Group, Genesis HealthCare, and Capital One Financial Corp, top-paying firms where Unit Managers rake in a comfortable $73K, $69K, or $67K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Waffle House, Inc. at $40K, Consulate at $53K, and Kaiser Permanente at $60K.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

Pay by Experience for a Unit Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Unit Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Unit Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 238 salaries. A Unit Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 124 salaries.

Unit Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Unit Manager?

Unit Manager in Richmond:
"Service recovery."
Pros: I love customer service. My boss explained to me when I first started that my job would consist of a lot of service recovery, which means helping solves and concerns or issues of our patients and their families. I spend my day fixing patient issues making them have a more enjoyable stay while in rehab. I enjoy building up my team of employees to do their job as best they can. I like leading by example and helping problem solve with my nurses and CNAs. I teach them to treat their patients as they would want to be treated or how they would want their parent treated. It's not an easy job, and it has very long stressful days but at the end of the day, I know I've done my best to make my staff and my patients happy.
Cons: It's hectic. It's like babysitting grown adults some days. Sometimes you have that family member or patient that you just can't please. That is frustrating. Sometimes I help my team so much that my own work gets put on hold.

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Key Stats for Unit Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼5%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$62,000

▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 20%
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