Unit Manager Salary

The average Unit Manager in the United States earns approximately $59K per year. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Unit Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Unit Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,006 - $87,217

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$17.42 - $35.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,006 - $87,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,220  
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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$38,070 - $88,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.42 - $35.71  
   
Overtime
$14.17 - $48.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,220  
   
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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$38,070 - $88,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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As Unit Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Long Term Care Nursing Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Long Term Care Nursing Directors earn $75K on average per year. Many Unit Managers go on to become Registered Nurses or MDS Coordinators despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $4K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


Those at The Travelers Companies, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $95K.

With a median employee salary of $37K, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (156 percent lower than the top payer).


Unit Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. People Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

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


Unit Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. 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

National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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