Unit Manager Salary
Earnings for Unit Managers in the United States come in at around $61K annually on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Unit Managers making up 75 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Unit Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$37,164 - $86,295|
|Bonus||$805 - $16,886|
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|$38,445 - $84,730|
|Hourly Rate||$18.60 - $38.28|
|Overtime||$18.78 - $48.92|
|Bonus||$805 - $16,886|
|Total Pay (||$38,445 - $84,730|
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 not the most common occurrence, Unit Managers sometimes become Directors of Nursing, where the average income is $80K per year. A MDS Coordinator role is the most common promotion for Unit Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $57K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Unit Managers is a Nursing Director position, where earnings are usually $74K.
Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager
Waffle House, Inc., Capital One Financial Corp, Genesis HealthCare, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., and HCR ManorCare are among the top companies that take on many Unit Managers. Those at The Travelers Companies, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $95K. Also paying near the top of the field are Genesis Group at $73K, Genesis HealthCare at $69K, and Capital One Financial Corp, where Unit Managers annually earn $67K.
Waffle House, Inc., Consulate, and Kaiser Permanente also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $40K, $53K, and $60K-paychecks on average.
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.
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