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Unit Manager Salaries

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by PeacefulHeart PeacefulHeart (Member) Member

PeacefulHeart has 15 years experience and specializes in ICU/CCU, geriatrics some neonatal.

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Hi all....

I was wondering what the average salary is for the UM's and if you feel that it is fair. I was recently offered 72K for a dementia unit on the East Coast. Not sure what could be considered as fair.....Still so unsure of what I should do as I have stated in other posts that I really want to get out of LTC but after sending out many resumes and the like not getting many bites....only two so far have called me to interview, and they were both a little over a week ago. I am feeling low as I really think that working in my own state will be less of a stress on me, but it has taken over two months for the license to come in. Apparently, they could not find the fingerprint background stuff to finish the processing.......ughhhhhh. I was calling them all the time and leaving messages to follow up and find out why it has taken so long. They never returned calls. Anyway, it seems all resolved now except that I am not getting any leads....the hospice interview felt really right, but so far no call back. Ughhhhhh. Please send good thought and great vibes for a successful job.........

Also, if you are on a sub-acute unit does your facility pay more to those managers than LTC/dementia units? After filling in for a long time on ours, I really feel that they deserve more money as they have high turnover, more appointments, consults and the like.

Thanks for your insight in advance!

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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lol...I ran a sub acute unit for years and never made more than the UM of the long term floor or the dementia unit neither of which ever had more than one admission ever 3 months...never had a critically ill person go out rescue...never had IVs...etc...

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achot chavi has 20 years experience and specializes in acute care and geriatric.

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My experiences run along the lines of CCM,

I was offered UM of a subacute once for the same salary as the UM for the regular units- refused it as it obviously involved much more responsibility, work, professionalism etc.

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Mrs. M. specializes in Administration.

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I will be posting a position for a subacute manager soon. Salary will be $90,00-98,000 DOE.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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Where are you located? Lots of DONs don't make that much money around here.

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noc4senuf specializes in Geriatrics, WCC.

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I also am curious as to location. My managers average 58K - 65K but that is in the St. Paul - Minneapolis area.

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pielęgniarka is a RN and specializes in Hem/Onc, LTC, AL, Homecare, Mgmt, Psych.

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Her profile puts her in Cali.

Yeah 90-98K a year sounds pretty amazing!

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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We gotta remember: salaries are relative to the specific geographics and local economy -- the cost of other goods / services.

For me, also majorly significant -- the bennies (formal / informal), quality of other team members, ambiance of the facility (staff / MDs / residents), learning opps, commute time, and other factors.

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