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How Much Does a Unit Leader Earn In The United States?

Unit Leader Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$58,000
$33,000
$58,000
$102,000
Unit leaders in the United States make an average salary of $58,279 per year or $28.02 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $102,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and New York provide the highest unit leader salaries.
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Where Unit Leaders Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Unit Leaders Earn In Different Cities?

While a unit leader can average a salary of $58,279 per year, or $28.02 per hour, there are many opportunities for unit leaders to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $78,752 per year. Other high-paying locations include Los Angeles, CA, Dover, DE and Denver, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $33,000. The highest paying states for unit leaders include Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Meanwhile, South Dakota, Texas, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range50k - 123k$79k$78,752

Los Angeles, CA

Salary Range47k - 116k$74k$73,980

Dover, DE

Salary Range45k - 107k$70k$70,320

Denver, CO

Salary Range43k - 99k$66k$65,674

Columbus, GA

Salary Range42k - 92k$63k$62,856

Bristol, TN

Salary Range41k - 92k$62k$62,034

Columbus, OH

Salary Range39k - 93k$61k$60,831

Southington, CT

Salary Range36k - 90k$57k$57,131

Bolingbrook, IL

Salary Range36k - 87k$57k$56,824

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range36k - 85k$56k$56,008
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$123k

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Which Companies Pay Unit Leaders The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a unit leader, being employed by a company such as Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or GlaxoSmithKline would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like GTECH and Tesla also report highly competitive salaries for unit leaders.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Salary Range113k - 135k$124k$124,382
GlaxoSmithKline
Salary Range94k - 108k$101k$101,393
GTECH
Salary Range90k - 105k$98k$97,819
Tesla
Salary Range85k - 104k$94k$94,430
MetLife
Salary Range81k - 100k$91k$90,834
RGBSI
Salary Range82k - 100k$91k$90,687
Dentsply Sirona
Salary Range76k - 92k$84k$83,793
American Eagle Distributing Co
Salary Range66k - 103k$83k$82,992
United States Department of Homeland ...
Salary Range70k - 97k$83k$82,783
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range71k - 87k$79k$79,200
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Unit Leader Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Unit Leader Salaries

    The salary for a unit leader 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.

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