Unit Manager Salary

Average Unit Managers in the United States make around $61K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. For the most part, Unit Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Unit Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,819 - $87,244
$39K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,466
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$19.34 - $38.61
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$29
$39
MEDIAN: $29.08
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$0$87K
Salary $38,819 - $87,244
Bonus $515 - $19,315
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $16,489
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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$40,069 - $85,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 493
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.34 - $38.61
Overtime $18.50 - $50.49
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $515 - $19,315
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $16,489
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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$40,069 - $85,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 292

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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

  • 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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Key Stats for Unit Manager

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Unit Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼6%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Unit Manager Salaries

National Average
$62,000


▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 20%
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