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Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Median pay for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States is around $15.72 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.71 per hour and $22.94. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,562 - $54,064
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,469
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$11.71 - $22.94
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$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,562 - $54,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,044  
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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$26,609 - $51,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$6.27 - $32.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,044  
   
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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$26,609 - $51,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383

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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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Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $61K, Sava Senior Care still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $38K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Certified Dietary Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Nutrition and Budget Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 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 many Certified Dietary Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. Certified Dietary Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. 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
$37,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Nutrition
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Budget Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%