Unit Managers in the United States can expect wages of $61K per year on average. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Unit Managers making up 75 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,296 - $85,720
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$37K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,511
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$17.93 - $37.69
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,296 - $85,720  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$38,273 - $84,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.93 - $37.69  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $49.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000 - $18,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$38,273 - $84,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Nursing. That role pays $80K per year on average. Unit Managers go on to become MDS Coordinators more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $57K. Unit Managers who move into a Nursing Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $74K.

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Many Unit Managers can be found at Waffle House, Inc., Genesis HealthCare, Capital One Financial Corp, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., and HCR ManorCare, firms that are at the top of the field. Unit Managers flock to The Travelers Companies, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation. Unit Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Genesis Group ($73K), Genesis HealthCare ($67K), and Capital One Financial Corp ($67K).

Employees at Waffle House, Inc., Consulate, and Kaiser Permanente can also expect below-average earnings of $41K, $53K, and $60K.

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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $57K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $59K. On average, Unit Managers make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$60,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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