Unit Manager Salary

Unit Managers in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. Cash earnings for Unit Managers — including $15K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $87K depending on individual performance. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Unit Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. For the most part, Unit Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale 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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90%

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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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Unit Managers who advance into the role of a Long Term Care Nursing Director are fairly uncommon. Long Term Care Nursing Directors on average earn $76K per year. A lot of Unit Managers advance their careers by becoming Registered Nurses and MDS Coordinators. However, those positions offer $3K less and $2K less per year on average.

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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 among the top companies that take on many Unit Managers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $95K.

Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($39K).


Job skills reported by Unit Managers are limited. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Aptitude in Operations Management tends to also indicate an understanding of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

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


For many Unit Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Unit Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $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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