Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Median pay for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States is around $16.12 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.85 per hour on the lower end to $22.68 on the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the particular employer. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Certified Dietary Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Certified Dietary Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,996 - $54,035
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,884
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$11.85 - $22.68
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,996 - $54,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$27,020 - $51,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $22.68  
   
Overtime
$5.87 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$27,020 - $51,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dietary Manager


Sava Senior Care offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $38K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging 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. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dietary Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Dietary Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Dietary Managers make a median salary of $40K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $41K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%
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