Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Pay for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.56 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,072 - $58,022
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$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,960
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$12.16 - $21.88
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MEDIAN: $16.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,072 - $58,022  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $8,054  
Total Pay (?
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$27,746 - $53,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $21.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$9.70 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$99.33 - $8,054  
   
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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$27,746 - $53,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422

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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

  • Ensure food service is in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in nutrition program development.
  • Oversee day-to-day department operational, purchasing and nutrition services.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dietary Manager


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Certified Dietary Managers who move on to become Food Service Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Food Service Directors get paid an average of $50K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dietary Manager


Although Golden LivingCenters offers the highest salaries (median pay is $44K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $32K to $55K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Job Scheduling command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 47 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Scheduling and Order Inventory. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dietary Manager

Pay by Experience for a Certified Dietary Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Dietary Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 305 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Dietary Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Certified Dietary Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 230 salaries. A Certified Dietary Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 179 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Dietary Manager

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲47%


▲1%

Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Order Inventory
▼12%

Scheduling
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 24%