Average Unit Director Salary
$98,000 yearly
$35.00 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$44,000
10 %
$98,000
Median
$220,000
90 %
Unit directors in the United States make an average salary of $98,705 per year or $47.45 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $44,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $220,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey provide the highest unit director salaries.

Average Unit Director Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where unit directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Unit Director average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$68,995
$68,995
$33.17
$33.17
Alaska
Alaska
$106,568
$106,568
$51.23
$51.23
Arizona
Arizona
$74,521
$74,521
$35.83
$35.83
Arkansas
Arkansas
$54,803
$54,803
$26.35
$26.35
California
California
$92,726
$92,726
$44.58
$44.58
Colorado
Colorado
$82,355
$82,355
$39.59
$39.59
Connecticut
Connecticut
$110,860
$110,860
$53.30
$53.30
Delaware
Delaware
$111,364
$111,364
$53.54
$53.54
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$117,163
$117,163
$56.33
$56.33
Florida
Florida
$80,401
$80,401
$38.65
$38.65
Georgia
Georgia
$63,682
$63,682
$30.62
$30.62
Hawaii
Hawaii
$83,396
$83,396
$40.09
$40.09
Idaho
Idaho
$66,192
$66,192
$31.82
$31.82
Illinois
Illinois
$68,442
$68,442
$32.90
$32.90
Indiana
Indiana
$72,505
$72,505
$34.86
$34.86
Iowa
Iowa
$56,697
$56,697
$27.26
$27.26
Kansas
Kansas
$61,247
$61,247
$29.45
$29.45
Kentucky
Kentucky
$60,777
$60,777
$29.22
$29.22
Louisiana
Louisiana
$73,005
$73,005
$35.10
$35.10
Maine
Maine
$82,059
$82,059
$39.45
$39.45
Maryland
Maryland
$87,297
$87,297
$41.97
$41.97
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$106,346
$106,346
$51.13
$51.13
Michigan
Michigan
$73,116
$73,116
$35.15
$35.15
Minnesota
Minnesota
$68,191
$68,191
$32.78
$32.78
Mississippi
Mississippi
$67,553
$67,553
$32.48
$32.48
Missouri
Missouri
$77,805
$77,805
$37.41
$37.41
Montana
Montana
$66,518
$66,518
$31.98
$31.98
Nebraska
Nebraska
$73,693
$73,693
$35.43
$35.43
Nevada
Nevada
$87,753
$87,753
$42.19
$42.19
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$88,006
$88,006
$42.31
$42.31
New Jersey
New Jersey
$107,799
$107,799
$51.83
$51.83
New Mexico
New Mexico
$76,907
$76,907
$36.97
$36.97
New York
New York
$111,224
$111,224
$53.47
$53.47
North Carolina
North Carolina
$90,266
$90,266
$43.40
$43.40
North Dakota
North Dakota
$68,162
$68,162
$32.77
$32.77
Ohio
Ohio
$74,109
$74,109
$35.63
$35.63
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$66,275
$66,275
$31.86
$31.86
Oregon
Oregon
$89,521
$89,521
$43.04
$43.04
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$80,374
$80,374
$38.64
$38.64
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$114,761
$114,761
$55.17
$55.17
South Carolina
South Carolina
$77,622
$77,622
$37.32
$37.32
South Dakota
South Dakota
$63,673
$63,673
$30.61
$30.61
Tennessee
Tennessee
$72,570
$72,570
$34.89
$34.89
Texas
Texas
$65,472
$65,472
$31.48
$31.48
Utah
Utah
$54,721
$54,721
$26.31
$26.31
Vermont
Vermont
$80,541
$80,541
$38.72
$38.72
Virginia
Virginia
$93,267
$93,267
$44.84
$44.84
Washington
Washington
$96,797
$96,797
$46.54
$46.54
West Virginia
West Virginia
$84,454
$84,454
$40.60
$40.60
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$75,230
$75,230
$36.17
$36.17
Wyoming
Wyoming
$54,957
$54,957
$26.42
$26.42

Highest Paying Cities For Unit Director

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
New York, NY
$123,742
$123,742
$59.49
$59.49
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
$80,972
$80,972
$38.93
$38.93
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
$72,541
$72,541
$34.88
$34.88
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$62,916
$62,916
$30.25
$30.25

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Director Of Professional Services

    Avg. salary: $145,894

    A director of professional services is responsible for evaluating and improving the professional services offered by the firm. Directors of professional services assess the operational processes and systems to ensure high-quality outputs and deliverables. They review contracts for project requirements and specifications and design strategic techniques to achieve goals and objectives within the budget limitations and agreed timetables. A director of professional services must have excellent communication and leadership skills, especially in directing the project team for project solutions.
    80,397 Director Of Professional Services Jobs
    Director Of Clinical Operations

    Avg. salary: $128,388

    A director of clinical operations is responsible for monitoring the overall operations of a clinic facility, ensuring the efficiency of staff performance in providing the best quality care services for the patients. Directors of clinical operations enforce safety guidelines and security procedures during operations for everyone's strict compliance to prevent hazards and unforeseen circumstances within the premises. They also assist in clinical trials, as well as reviewing medical procedures, recommending strategic plans to improve medical approaches. A director of clinical operations handles the clinic budget, allocates adequate resources for every department's needs, and tracks medical inventory reports.
    94,313 Director Of Clinical Operations Jobs
    Director Of Staff Development

    Avg. salary: $79,467

    Directors of Staff Development schedule and publicize staff development activities as per the established guidelines to promote professional development. They perform personnel functions to achieve budget objectives, enhance personnel productivity, and maintain adequate staffing. Furthermore, these professionals research crucial information to develop new programs matching staff training needs. Also, Directors of Staff Development monitor professional development services to achieve performance results as per the department and budget objectives. They develop plans and programs for the effective utilization of company resources.
    72,176 Director Of Staff Development Jobs
    Director, Network Operations

    Avg. salary: $137,460

    As a network operations director, you will be responsible for overseeing the availability and overall performance of a company's network. You will perform varied tasks that include analyzing the network and recommending changes or upgrades, ensuring compliance to best practices, promoting continuous information operations, and overseeing other technical resources. A network operations director is expected to provide expertise in networking and operating system and project management. You are responsible for managing all vendor-related support contracts for software, hardware, and connectivity.
    68,679 Director, Network Operations Jobs
    Director Of Health Services

    Avg. salary: $92,525

    A Director Of Health Services is responsible for evaluating and supervising the overall activities for health maintenance and promotion of a health department. They are also responsible for budgeting, procurement, and requisition of biological supplies and equipment.
    91,781 Director Of Health Services Jobs
    Unit Manager

    Avg. salary: $58,116

    Unit managers are responsible for managing the nursing unit. They primarily supervise the daily care of patients and ensure quality patient care. Usually, they perform tasks like evaluating staff performance, conducting orientation for new staff, and training new members. Also, they manage schedules, minimize expenditures, and enforce health as well as safety regulations. Unit managers are registered nursing professionals with an undergraduate or graduate degree. They are honest, adaptable, and analytical professionals with strong management and leadership skills and relevant experience in nursing and patient assessment.
    208,332 Unit Manager Jobs

    Unit Director Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a unit director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Unit Directors The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a unit director, being employed by a company such as Universal Health Services or Mission Health would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Acadia Healthcare and YMCA of Greater Houston also report highly competitive salaries for unit directors.
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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    Unit Director/Supervisor
    Unit Director/Supervisor
    Unit Director/Supervisor
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    06/14/2021
    06/14/2021
    $51,688
    $51,688
    06/14/2021
    Specialty Care Unit Director, Esthetic and Digital Dentistry
    Specialty Care Unit Director, Esthetic and Digital Dentistry
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    12/14/2020
    12/14/2020
    $143,438
    $143,438
    12/14/2020
    State of Connecticut
    State of Connecticut
    Labor Department Unit Director (Hamden American Job Center P
    Labor Department Unit Director (Hamden American Job Center P
    Labor Department Unit Director (Hamden American Job Center P
    Noank, CT
    Noank, CT
    11/30/2020
    11/30/2020
    $93,442
    $93,442
    11/30/2020
    XXX
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    Unit Director/Supervisor
    Unit Director/Supervisor
    Unit Director/Supervisor
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/14/2020
    10/14/2020
    $51,688
    $51,688
    10/14/2020
    Director of Micropropagation and Repository Unit
    Director of Micropropagation and Repository Unit
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/07/2020
    Assistant Specialty Care Unit Director of Endodontics
    Assistant Specialty Care Unit Director of Endodontics
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    09/08/2020
    09/08/2020
    $133,700
    $133,700
    09/08/2020
    State of Georgia
    State of Georgia
    Unit Director, Product (GTA)
    Unit Director, Product (GTA)
    Unit Director, Product (GTA)
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    05/21/2020
    05/21/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    05/21/2020
    Seacoast United Sports Club Ma Inc.
    Seacoast United Sports Club Ma Inc.
    Seacoast United Massachusetts Boys Director of Coaching
    Seacoast United Massachusetts Boys Director of Coaching
    Seacoast United Massachusetts Boys Director of Coaching
    Amesbury Town, MA
    Amesbury Town, MA
    05/19/2020
    05/19/2020
    $52,400
    $52,400
    05/19/2020
    N. C. State University
    N. C. State University
    Director, Micropropagation and Repository Unit
    Director, Micropropagation and Repository Unit
    Director, Micropropagation and Repository Unit
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    02/06/2020
    02/06/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    02/06/2020
    State of Georgia
    State of Georgia
    Unit Director
    Unit Director
    Unit Director
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    01/09/2020
    01/09/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    01/09/2020

    Average Unit Director Salary by Demographic

    Unit Director Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $125,085
    female-income
    Female Income
    $112,741
    Median Unit Director Income by Race
    Asian unit directors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american unit directors have the lowest average salary at $113,739.
    $129,000
    $126,000
    $123,000
    $120,000
    $117,000
    $114,000
    $111,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$119,882
    Black or African American$113,739
    Asian$127,565
    Unknown$117,705
    Hispanic or Latino$115,673
    Average Unit Director Salary by Education Level
    Unit directors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $164,566 annually. With a Masters degree, unit directors earn a median annual income of $133,635 compared to $112,741 for unit directors with an Bachelors degree.
    $166,000
    $150,000
    $134,000
    $118,000
    $102,000
    $86,000
    $70,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$85,045
    Some College/ Associate Degree$98,505
    Bachelor's Degree$112,741
    Master's Degree$133,635
    Doctorate Degree$164,566