Unit Manager Salary

An average Unit Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Unit Managers. Female Unit Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,891 - $86,972
(Median)
$37K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,501
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$17.58 - $36.20
(Median)
$18
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,891 - $86,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,186  
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 - $89,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 608
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $36.20  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $49.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,186  
   
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 - $89,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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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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Unit Managers do not often transition into Long Term Care Nursing Director roles. The role averages $75K per year. Many Unit Managers advance into roles as Registered Nurses or MDS Coordinators, but the median salaries are $4K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


The Travelers Companies, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $95K.

With a median salary of only $37K (156 percent lower than the top payer), Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department.


Professional skills reported by Unit Managers are few in number. 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. Experience with Operations Management is often linked with knowledge of People Management.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Unit Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

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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 138 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
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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