Unit Manager Salary

For Unit Managers, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Unit Managers approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $87K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Female Unit Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,801 - $87,272
(Median)
$37K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,752
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$17.52 - $35.61
(Median)
$18
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,801 - $87,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,510  
Profit Sharing
$0.57 - $9,039  
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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$37,851 - $87,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $35.61  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $48.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,510  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.57 - $9,039  
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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$37,851 - $87,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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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It's not very common for Unit Managers to move on to become Long Term Care Nursing Directors. Average pay for a Long Term Care Nursing Director is $76K annually. Unit Managers most often move into positions as Registered Nurses or MDS Coordinators. Registered Nurses actually earn $3K less on average, however, and MDS Coordinators earn $2K less per year than Unit Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., Waffle House, Inc., Capital One Financial Corp, Genesis HealthCare, and The Travelers Companies, Inc. are top-notch employers for Unit Managers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Travelers Companies, Inc. — the median salary there is $95K.

With a median salary of $39K, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. provides Unit Managers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $46K, limiting employee salary growth.


Unit Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Operations Management and People Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

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


For Unit Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $59K. Unit Managers bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 135 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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