Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Certified Dietary Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.08 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.86 per hour to $22.74. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. For the most part, Certified Dietary Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. There are far more female Certified Dietary Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,005 - $54,020
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,860
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$11.86 - $22.74
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$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,005 - $54,020  
   
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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$27,037 - $51,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$5.99 - $32.12  
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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$27,037 - $51,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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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Sava Senior Care offers the smallest salaries in town — $38K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $26K to $61K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Nutrition, Budget Management, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $41K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Nutrition
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%
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