Certified Dietary Manager Salary

Earnings for Certified Dietary Managers in the United States come in at around $16.13 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $11.89 per hour and $22.39. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Certified Dietary Managers is high. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Female Certified Dietary Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,282 - $54,411
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,204
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$11.89 - $22.39
(Median)
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$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,282 - $54,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$0.19  
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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$27,000 - $51,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $22.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$5.58 - $31.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.19  
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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$27,000 - $51,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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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


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


Certified Dietary Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Nutrition, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Dietary Managers make a median salary of $40K. Certified Dietary Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $41K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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