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.

$37,164 - $86,295
$37K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,905
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50%
90%

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$18.60 - $38.28
$19
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $28.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,164 - $86,295  
   
Bonus
$805 - $16,886  
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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$38,445 - $84,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.60 - $38.28  
   
Overtime
$18.78 - $48.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$805 - $16,886  
   
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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$38,445 - $84,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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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

  • 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


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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.

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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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Key Stats for Unit Manager

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$61,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$61,000

▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 19%