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Unit Manager Salary

Average Unit Managers in the United States make around $58K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. More than half of Unit Managers (66 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Unit Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$36,851 - $87,826
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MEDIAN: $57,777
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$15.19 - $35.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,851 - $87,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,019  
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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$37,514 - $90,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 545
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.19 - $35.73  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $49.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,019  
   
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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$37,514 - $90,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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 not commonly seen, Unit Managers who transition into a Long Term Care Nursing Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Long Term Care Nursing Directors is $74K per year. Unit Managers most often move into Registered Nurse or MDS Coordinator roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $3K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


For Unit Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Travelers Companies, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $95K, the highest in the area.

Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $37K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $27K to $44K.

Popular Skills for Unit Manager


Typical Unit Managers report a focused set of job skills. 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. Most people who know Operations Management also know 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. For Unit Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Unit Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$58,000

Operations Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%