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Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Median pay for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States is around $15.59 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.57 per hour, and the top verges on $22.45. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Certified Dietary Managers is high. Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,384 - $53,764
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MEDIAN: $39,433
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,384 - $53,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
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$26,322 - $51,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $22.45  
   
Overtime
$5.96 - $30.93  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
   
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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$26,322 - $51,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 368
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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


Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Sava Senior Care offers the lowest median salary at $38K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $26K and $61K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Certified Dietary Managers usually report a few specific skills. Nutrition and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Budget Management are similarly competent 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Certified Dietary Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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Budget Management
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%