Clinical Nutrition Manager Salary

The larger portion of Clinical Nutrition Managers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $61K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $48K to $79K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Director of Food and Nutrition Services. However, Directors of Food and Nutrition Services do report a slightly lower median income of $55K per year.

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Clinical Nutrition Managers in search of the best pay head to Morrison Healthcare, where the median salary rolls in at $63K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $78K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $56K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Sodexo, Inc. — median pay is $58K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $50K and only reaching $75K.


Clinical Nutrition Managers only report a few specific skills. People Management and Nutrition Support are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Nutrition Support frequently indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nutrition Manager

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


Clinical Nutrition Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. For Clinical Nutrition Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$62,000

Nutrition Support
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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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