Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Certified Dietary Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.13 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.86 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $22.76. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Certified Dietary Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority (80 percent) of Certified Dietary Managers who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,054 - $54,025

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$11.86 - $22.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,054 - $54,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
Total Pay (?
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$27,037 - $51,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$5.99 - $32.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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 - $51,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. On average, Certified Dietary Managers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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 120 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
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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