Clinical Nutrition Manager Salary

Clinical Nutrition Managers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $61K per year. Earnings sit near $48K on the lower side but can approach $79K per year on the higher side. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Nutrition Managers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,777 - $79,973
(Median)
$48K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $61,288
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$23.07 - $37.11
(Median)
$23
$30
$37
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$47,777 - $79,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$47,995 - $79,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$23.07 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$7.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$47,995 - $79,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Clinical Nutrition Manager

A clinical nutrition manager generally works in a healthcare center or long-term care facility, carrying out nutrition therapy on patients to help improve or maintain their health. Often, this job involves evaluating patients to investigate the patient’s health status and history based on input from medical providers, medical records, the patient’s preferences and information from family members. All of the clinical nutrition manager's work should be conducted in adherence with applicable privacy policies and regulations.

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Clinical Nutrition Manager Tasks

  • Coordinating the nutritional care of inpatients and outpatients.
  • Supervise clinical staff and give technical direction, delegate staff responsibilities.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in nutrition program development.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Ensure nutritional care in compliance with safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Nutrition Manager


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Many Clinical Nutrition Managers move into Director of Food and Nutrition Services roles. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services seem to make a little less than Clinical Nutrition Managers as their salaries average out to $55K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Nutrition Manager


Although salaries only range from $56K to just $78K, Morrison Healthcare still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $63K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $50K to just $75K — but Sodexo, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $58K.


Survey takers who work as Clinical Nutrition Managers report a focused set of job skills. People Management and Nutrition Support are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Nutrition Support are typically practiced in People Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nutrition Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Clinical Nutrition Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. For Clinical Nutrition Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $70K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Nutrition Support
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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