The average salary for a Business Unit Manager is $96,111.
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Job Description for Business Unit Manager
A business unit manager oversees a business unit within their organization. They are responsible for preparing a budget, as well as overseeing the creation and preparation of market reports. These reports are used by the manager and the organization at large to determine what resources are needed, how those resources need to be allocated, and how to track expenditures. The business unit manager also works to develop policies, goals, and tactics to achieve the fiscal goals of the business. Becaus…Read more
Business Unit Manager Tasks
- Manage and build customer relationships, tracking data and meeting emerging needs.
- Create, modify, update, and communicate budgets and strategic goals.
- Troubleshoot and resolve problems and concerns, documenting root cause and fixes.
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Popular Skills for Business Unit Manager
Skills in Sales Management, Business Strategy and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management and People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Business Unit Manager
An entry-level Business Unit Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,616 based on 5 salaries. An early career Business Unit Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,198 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Business Unit Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,160 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Business Unit Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,687 based on 130 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,799.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Business Unit Manager in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 43.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (7.4% more) and New York, New York (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.4% less), Los Angeles, California (3.8% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.2% less).
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