$62,443
Avg. Salary
$29.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,937

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

$8,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Unit Manager is $29.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Unit Manager is $62,443 per year.

10%
$18.50
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$29.20
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$38.86
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MEDIAN $29.20
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$39k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $62,443
$39,134 - $87,791
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MEDIAN: $62,443
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$0$87K
Salary $39,134 - $87,791
Bonus $494 - $16,598
Profit Sharing $979 - $15,456
Commission $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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$39,961 - $85,830
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 823
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $18.50 - $38.86
Overtime $19.00 - $50.50
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $494 - $16,598
Commission $8,000
Profit Sharing $979 - $15,456
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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$39,961 - $85,830
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 505

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
  • Lead organizational teams, set schedules, ensure staffing levels, and define goals.
  • Lead periodic meetings to convey goals, changes, and upcoming events.
  • Oversee unit budget and payroll and document outcomes and productivity.

Popular Employer Salaries for Unit Manager


Waffle House, Inc., Capital One Financial Corp, Genesis HealthCare, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., and HCR ManorCare are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Unit Managers. 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. Other big spenders include Genesis Group, Genesis HealthCare, and Capital One Financial Corp, top-paying firms where Unit Managers see paychecks nearing $73K, $69K, or $67K.

Workers at Waffle House, Inc., Consulate, and Kaiser Permanente also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $40K, $53K, and $60K respectively.

Common Career Paths for Unit Manager


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It's not very common for Unit Managers to move on to become Directors of Nursing. Average pay for a Director of Nursing is $80K annually. A MDS Coordinator role is the most prevalent career advancement for Unit Managers. Paychecks for that role are $57K on average. The Nursing Director position is another common transition for Unit Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $74K mark.

Unit Manager Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Manager

Pay by Experience for a Unit Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Unit Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Unit Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 238 salaries. A Unit Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 124 salaries.

Unit Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Unit Manager?

Unit Manager in Scranton:
"Diff8."
Pros: Rewarding to know you are able to help patients achieve the highest quality of life.
Cons: Poor pay. Poor staff. Do not feel appreciated.

Unit Manager in Indianapolis:
"It's hard - but fulfilling - if you do the work."
You are not your subordinates buddies. Be kind. Instruct. Assist. Give open ended offers of assistance("What can I do for you?") Be present. Do their job on occasion and excel at it. Ask for assistance. Say please and thank you.

Unit Manager in Raleigh:
"You must have god leadership skills, a high tolerance for st."
Nderstand that the people you will be supervising are educated but most have very little soft skills and want to be the boss before they ever learn the job they were hired for. They get bored easy and show little interest in giving the job they are in all they have to offer. Make sure you are ready to supervise this new generation. Get all the training offered in the supervision area. Hang in here you can do it.

Unit Manager in Dayton:
"Exact expectations."
People skills is the key in dealing with patients, families and staff.

Unit Manager in Richmond:
"Service recovery."
Pros: I love customer service. My boss explained to me when I first started that my job would consist of a lot of service recovery, which means helping solves and concerns or issues of our patients and their families. I spend my day fixing patient issues making them have a more enjoyable stay while in rehab. I enjoy building up my team of employees to do their job as best they can. I like leading by example and helping problem solve with my nurses and CNAs. I teach them to treat their patients as they would want to be treated or how they would want their parent treated. It's not an easy job, and it has very long stressful days but at the end of the day, I know I've done my best to make my staff and my patients happy.
Cons: It's hectic. It's like babysitting grown adults some days. Sometimes you have that family member or patient that you just can't please. That is frustrating. Sometimes I help my team so much that my own work gets put on hold.

Unit Manager in St. Louis:
"Trust the staff."
Continue to expect staff to perform at current level or higher.

Unit Manager in Baltimore:
"Amount of investigations to be done."
Be flexible, organized and able to prioritize.

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Key Stats for Unit Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$63,000

▼7%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$63,000


▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 23%