Clinical Nutrition Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $69K per year; Executive Chefs, Food Service Directors, and Chef Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $59K, approximately $58K, and $43K, respectively. Unidine Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Kitchen Managers ($30K on average).
Residents of Baltimore, Md. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $81K annually; other top-paying cities include Boston, Mass. (about $62K) and Charlotte, N.C. ($57K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Maryland; salaries there average to around $61K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $62K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $43K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Dietitians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $62K per year. Servsafe food manager certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $59K annually. At Unidine Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at around $65K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Nutrition; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $66K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Unidine Corporation is Operations Management, with one-half considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Inventory Management, People Management, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
Merely 36 percent at Unidine Corporation earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Unidine Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks and life insurance.