Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Average Certified Dietary Managers in the United States make around $16.13 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.89 per hour and $22.39. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Most Certified Dietary Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,282 - $54,411
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,204
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$11.89 - $22.39
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,282 - $54,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$0.19  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,000 - $51,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $22.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$5.58 - $31.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.19  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,000 - $51,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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Job Description for Certified Dietary Manager

A certified dietary manager plans meals that conform to the dietary and health needs of patients. This includes working with a kitchen staff to ensure proper healthy preparations. The certified dietary manager schedules meals based on factors such as calorie counts, fat content, carbohydrates, and sugars. They are often then in charge of purchasing and procurement. The institution often expects the manager to frequently review suppliers for quality and price and seek competitive bids and offers as available.

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Certified Dietary Manager Tasks

  • Supervise staff and give technical direction, delegate staff responsibilities.
  • Oversee day-to-day department operational, purchasing and nutrition services.
  • Conduct nutritional analysis and global menu planning.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Ensure food service is in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dietary Manager


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Certified Dietary Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Food Service Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $50K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dietary Manager


Sava Senior Care offers the least money; the median income there is just $38K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $26K and $61K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Nutrition, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Budget Management also know Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dietary Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Dietary Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Certified Dietary Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $41K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Nutrition
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Operations Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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