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Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Certified Dietary Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.81 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.75 per hour on the lower side but can approach $23.09 on the higher side. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Certified Dietary Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (80 percent) of Certified Dietary Managers who took the survey are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,755 - $54,141
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,745
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$11.75 - $23.09
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$12
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,755 - $54,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
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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$26,661 - $51,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$6.35 - $32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
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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$26,661 - $51,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393

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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 reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $38K) but some workers make up to $61K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Survey takers who work as Certified Dietary Managers report a focused set of job skills. Nutrition and Budget Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. Certified Dietary Managers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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

Nutrition
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Budget Management
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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 122 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%
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