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Unit Manager Salary (United States)

Unit Managers in the United States can typically expect wages of $57K annually. Total cash compensation for Unit Managers runs from $37K to $90K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $30K. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. More than half of Unit Managers (65 percent) are women. Most Unit Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Unit Manager Salary (?
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$36,614 - $87,397
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MEDIAN: $57,414
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Unit Manager Salary (?
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$15.04 - $36.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,614 - $87,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,793  
Profit Sharing
$0.57 - $29,799  
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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$37,251 - $90,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $36.81  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $49.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,793  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.57 - $29,799  
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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$37,251 - $90,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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 may go on to top-notch roles like Long Term Care Nursing Director, where median pay is $74K annually. Many Unit Managers advance into roles as Registered Nurses or MDS Coordinators, but the median salaries are $3K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Travelers Companies, Inc. offers the most; Unit Managers earn $95K on average there.
The lowest salaries can be found at Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. — median pay is $38K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $32K and only reaching $44K. Also approaching the lower end is Waffle House, Inc.

Popular Skills for Unit Manager

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 pay less than market rate include People Management. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Geriatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Unit Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Unit Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. Just over a half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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$58,000
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Surpassing the national average by 60 percent, Unit Managers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Unit Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+17 percent) and Atlanta (+14 percent). Unit Managers in Tucson make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$58,000
People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%