Unit Manager Salary
Earnings for Unit Managers in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Female Unit Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Unit managers often report to a supervisor, who evaluates how well these managers are running the department in the organization; the unit is typically judged on efficiency of operations and whether it meets organizational goals. The unit manager may work in a wide variety of environments, but they typically work in an indoor setting during regular business hours. However, they might need to come in at different hours to follow through on time-sensitive tasks and solve issues that come up unexpectedly.
The unit manager typically must have supervising experience and be knowledgeable about the field in which they are working; this could include formal education, as well as work experience. The manager must be an effective leader and manager, able to resolve interpersonal and logistical issues that arise in their department.
Unit Manager Tasks
- Lead organizational teams, set schedules, ensure staffing levels, and define goals.
- Lead periodic meetings to convey goals, changes, and upcoming events.
- Oversee unit budget and payroll and document outcomes and productivity.
Common Career Paths for Unit Manager
Though it's uncommon, some Unit Managers move into roles as Directors of Nursing, where pay is an average $80K per year. Unit Managers go on to become MDS Coordinators more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $57K. Unit Managers who move into a Nursing Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $74K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager
Dominating the field, Waffle House, Inc., Genesis HealthCare, Capital One Financial Corp, HCR ManorCare, and Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Unit Managers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $95K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Genesis Group, Genesis HealthCare, and Capital One Financial Corp, where earnings of $73K, $67K, or $67K are standard for Unit Managers.
Employees at Waffle House, Inc., Consulate, and Kaiser Permanente can also expect below-average earnings of $40K, $53K, and $60K.
Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Unit Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Unit Managers see a median income of $57K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.
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