Median pay for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.58 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Dietary Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,227 - $57,610
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MEDIAN: $41,813
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$12.13 - $22.09
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$30,227 - $57,610  
   
Bonus
$25.17 - $7,946  
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$27,623 - $53,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$9.50 - $32.18  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$25.17 - $7,946  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,623 - $53,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 435

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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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dietary Manager


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Advancing into a Food Service Director role seems to be a popular career move for Certified Dietary Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income 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 $45K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $32K to $55K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Survey results suggest that Certified Dietary Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Job Scheduling command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 47 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Scheduling. Most people who know Budget Management also know Operations Management.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. For Certified Dietary Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $44K.

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Key Stats for Certified Dietary Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 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




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Job Scheduling
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Operations Management
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National Average
$38,000

Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

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: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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