Unit Manager Salary

Unit Managers in the United States take home an average $58K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. More than half of Unit Managers (67 percent) survey participants are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,884 - $87,134
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,379
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$17.55 - $36.29
(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
$36,884 - $87,134  
   
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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$38,073 - $89,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.55 - $36.29  
   
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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$38,073 - $89,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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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While Unit Managers do not often become Long Term Care Nursing Directors, the job pays $75K per year on average. Unit Managers most often advance into Registered Nurse and MDS Coordinator positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


The Travelers Companies, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $95K on average.

Pay for Unit Managers is the lowest at Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., which has a median salary of $37K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $44K.

Popular Skills for Unit Manager


Survey takers who work as Unit Managers typically report just a few professional skills. 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. Many workers who know Operations Management also know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Unit Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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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