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 $78K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Nutrition Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,868 - $78,130

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$23.22 - $38.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$47,868 - $78,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
Total Pay (?
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$48,174 - $78,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$23.22 - $38.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
   
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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$48,174 - $78,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 a Director of Food and Nutrition Services role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services on average bring in a similar salary to Clinical Nutrition Managers.

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Clinical Nutrition Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. People Management and Nutrition Support are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Nutrition Support tends to also indicate an understanding 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. 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 $65K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nutrition Manager Salaries


Nutrition Support
0%

National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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