Updated August 22, 2022

Average Unit Leader Salary

$42,921yearly

$20.64 hourly

Entry level Salary
$18,000 yearly
$18,000
10 %
$42,921
Median
$101,000
90 %

How much does a Unit Leader make?

Unit leaders make $42,921 per year on average, or $20.64 per hour, in the United States. Unit leaders on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $101,000.

Location impacts how much a unit leader can expect to make. Unit leaders make the most in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Unit Leaders

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

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Unit Leader average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Maine$69,748$33.53337
2Massachusetts$71,892$34.561,588
3Rhode Island$71,638$34.44167
4Vermont$64,842$31.17101
5New Hampshire$67,552$32.48161
6Connecticut$68,500$32.93296
7New York$78,742$37.86893
8Pennsylvania$54,456$26.181,976
9Delaware$60,314$29.00122
10Washington$52,293$25.141,077
11District of Columbia$55,643$26.75257
12Oregon$50,035$24.06619
13West Virginia$54,296$26.10128
14Mississippi$48,077$23.11262
15New Jersey$61,988$29.80550
16Maryland$56,736$27.28456
17North Dakota$42,463$20.41162
18Alaska$43,007$20.68146
19California$63,972$30.761,684
20Wyoming$42,767$20.5659
21North Carolina$46,157$22.19686
22Minnesota$47,747$22.96455
23Michigan$41,456$19.93770
24South Dakota$38,044$18.29154
25New Mexico$38,134$18.33249
26Montana$35,607$17.12194
27Florida$40,278$19.361,380
28Nebraska$36,271$17.44286
29Ohio$41,073$19.75655
30Virginia$44,094$21.20591
31Idaho$41,954$20.17105
32Arizona$42,616$20.49337
33Illinois$41,582$19.99703
34Wisconsin$37,159$17.86392
35Hawaii$34,993$16.8278
36Alabama$34,271$16.48372
37Texas$33,614$16.161,832
38Missouri$34,183$16.43451
39Kentucky$31,071$14.94327
40Indiana$31,867$15.32533
41Colorado$35,571$17.10370
42Iowa$31,158$14.98257
43South Carolina$32,374$15.56283
44Kansas$28,758$13.83272
45Louisiana$26,027$12.51363
46Utah$32,482$15.62144
47Tennessee$28,754$13.82437
48Nevada$30,563$14.69135
49Oklahoma$30,136$14.49185
50Georgia$30,537$14.68631
51Arkansas$27,314$13.13174

Highest Paying Cities For Unit Leaders

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Schenectady, NY$80,926$38.91
2San Francisco, CA$72,519$34.86
3Boston, MA$71,891$34.56
4Southington, CT$68,841$33.10
5Seattle, WA$52,740$25.36
6Charleston, WV$50,508$24.28
7Jackson, MS$47,938$23.05
8Charlotte, NC$44,517$21.40
9Evanston, IL$42,616$20.49
10Southfield, MI$41,663$20.03
11Miami, FL$39,827$19.15
12Appleton, WI$39,522$19.00
13Albuquerque, NM$38,249$18.39
14Guaynabo, PR$36,668$17.63
15Colorado Springs, CO$36,151$17.38

Unit Leader Salary Details

Average Unit Leader Salary Graph
Average Unit Leader Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Unit Leader's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$101,000$8,417$49
75th Percentile$67,000$5,583$32
Average$42,921$3,577$21
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$18,000$1,500$9

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Summer Camp Counselor$25,618$2,135$12.3231,954
Day Camp Counselor$29,384$2,449$14.1332,895
Camp Counselor$24,340$2,028$11.7028,182
Recreation Aide$28,756$2,396$13.8343,283
Activity Coordinator$35,309$2,942$16.9820,364
Activities/Volunteer$32,875$2,740$15.814,126

Which Companies Pay Unit Leaders The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Genentech and Exxon Mobil are the highest paying companies for unit leaders.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Genentech$160,066$76.9514
2Exxon Mobil$142,392$68.461
3Google$136,498$65.6229
4SAP$135,854$65.311
5Microsoft$129,822$62.419
6Palo Alto Networks$125,465$60.323
7Western & Southern Financial Group$123,040$59.15
8Hoffmann-LA Roche Inc$122,587$58.948
9The New York Foundling$115,782$55.66
10General Electric$113,120$54.3894
11Accenture$108,118$51.98393
12Capgemini$100,432$48.2849
13Raymond James Financial$96,359$46.33
14Campbell Soup$95,568$45.9518
15Boston Public Schools$93,419$44.917
16IBM$93,327$44.8726
17White Plains Hospital$92,415$44.434
18CentraState Healthcare System$86,538$41.607
19Western Union$86,477$41.5813
20Regional Medical Center- Orangeburg$85,573$41.142

Unit Leader Salary Trends

Average Unit Leader Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Unit Leader Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$42,900$20.64+7.3%
    2021$39,800$19.12+4.9%
    2020$37,800$18.18+2.1%
    2019$37,000$17.81+2.7%
    2018$36,000$17.32+2.3%

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    Unit Leader Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Unit Leaders The Most?

    New York pays Unit Leaders the most in the United States, with an average salary of $78,742 per year, or $37.86 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Unit Leader?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Unit Leader if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Massachusetts you should be paid close to $71,892 per year.

    What Type Of Unit Leader Gets Paid The Most?

    Senior Counselor gets paid the most. Senior Counselor made a median salary of $127,405. The best-paid 10 percent make $161,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $100,000.

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