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Unit Director Demographics in the US

The average employee age for unit directors is 46 years. The unit director workforce reached a whopping 5,215 in 2020!

Among unit directors, we discovered that 52.5% of them are women, while 43.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among unit directors is White, which makes up 65.1% of all unit directors. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 11.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of unit directors are located in NC, Charlotte and NY, New York.

Unit Director Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 5,215 unit directors currently employed in the United States.
  • 52.5% of all unit directors are women, while only 43.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed unit director is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of unit directors is White (65.1%), followed by Black or African American (13.8%) and Hispanic or Latino (11.7%).
  • The majority of unit directors are located in NC, Charlotte and NY, New York.
  • Unit directors are most in-demand in Atlanta, GA.
  • Unit directors are paid an average annual salary of $98,705.
  • New York, NY pays an annual average wage of $123,742, the highest in the US.
  • Unit directors average starting salary is $44,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid unit directors earn as much as $220,000 or more.
  • New York is the best state for unit directors to live.
  • Unit directors are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Unit Director Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among unit directors is White, which makes up 65.1% of all unit directors. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 11.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.1%
  • Black or African American, 13.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.8%
  • Asian, 6.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Unit Directors

The chart below shows that 60.8% of unit directors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.7% and Greek is the third-most popular at 2.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 60.8%
  • French, 14.7%
  • Greek, 2.9%
  • Russian, 2.9%
  • Arabic, 2.9%
  • Other, 15.8%

Types of Unit Director Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for unit directors. The most common degree for unit directors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 54% of unit directors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 14% and rounding it off is master's degree with 13%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 54%
  • Associate degree, 14%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • High School Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 15%

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Unit Director Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ unit directors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most unit directors is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire unit directors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Unit Director Work In

Employees with the unit director job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most unit directors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Education

Top Industries Hiring Unit Directors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ unit directors. Those industries include health care, non profits and hospitality.

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Health Care

Non Profits

Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Unit Director Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as unit directors. Keep reading to find out what the results for unit directors were.

Unit Director Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among unit directors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Unit Director Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the unit director position over time.

Male
Female
35%
32%
30%
27%
25%
22%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Unit Director Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of unit directors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Unit Director Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of unit directors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Unit Director Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,889 unit directors resumes, we figured out that the average unit director enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Unit Director Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of unit director employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of unit directors is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Unit Director Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Unit Director44%52%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Unit Director
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Unit Directors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to unit directors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Project Manager/Quality Control Manager7.96%
Director Of Systems Engineering15.08%
Property Coordinator15.36%
Site Director21.51%
Tourist Home Keeper21.82%
Unit Director28.57%
Social Director29.21%

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Unit Director Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$125,085
female-income
Female Income
$112,741

Unit Director Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$140,774
$134,187
$127,599
$121,011
$114,423
$107,835
$101,248
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Unit Director Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$91,233
Some College/ Associate Degree$105,672
Bachelor's Degree$120,944
Master's Degree$143,359
Doctorate Degree$176,540

Unit Director Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$200,339
$176,540
$152,742
$128,943
$105,144
$81,345
$57,546
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Unit Director Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a unit director can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of unit directors is $117,736. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Unit Directors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where unit directors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Unit Directors Located?

By looking through more than 3,889 resumes, we found that the most popular places for unit directors are NC, Charlotte and NY, New York.

Number of Unit Directors