Women account for the majority of Clinical Nutrition Managers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $65K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,135 - $83,016
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$83K
MEDIAN: $64,771
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50%
90%

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$20.54 - $39.18
(Median)
$21
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,135 - $83,016  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$48,799 - $82,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.54 - $39.18  
   
Overtime
$23.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$48,799 - $82,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Clinical Nutrition Managers often transition into a Director of Food and Nutrition Services position. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services report a slightly lower median income of $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Nutrition Manager


Morrison Healthcare pays the most with a median salary of $63K, though there is little variation overall ($56K to $78K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $50K to just $74K — but Sodexo, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $55K.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Clinical Nutrition Managers see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Clinical Nutrition Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $73K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Nutrition Support
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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