Dietary Manager Salary

Dietary Managers in the United States pull down an average of $15.20 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.70 per hour and $22.87. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. The majority of Dietary Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Dietary Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,805 - $52,398

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$10.70 - $22.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,805 - $52,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
Total Pay (?
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$24,897 - $51,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$13.15 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
   
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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$24,897 - $51,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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Job Description for Dietary Manager

Dietary managers are responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and directing of dietary departments. They are required to ensure that the department adheres to company policy, as well as federal and state government regulations. Their departments provide food service and nutritional care to people in hospitals and other institutions; they may also oversee dining rooms and special catering events. Additionally, dietary managers handle the selection and supervision of staff. They ensure that their staff stores, prepares, and delivers food appropriately. They may also be responsible for preparation of menus, purchasing food and supplies, and inventory control. Dietary managers are ultimately responsible for the safe and sanitary execution of the kitchen.

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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.

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Popular Skills for Dietary Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Job Scheduling, People Management, and Budgeting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Nutrition, Order Inventory, and Operations Management. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Manager

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


For Dietary Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $32K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $34K. Dietary Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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What is it like working as a Dietary Manager?

Dietary Manager in Okmulgee:
Pros: I like that I get to ensure that my residents are getting adequate nutrition and that the food they eat is safe and healthy for them.
Cons: I am constantly putting out fires so to speak.

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Experience Affects Dietary Manager Salaries



National Average
$35,000



Skills That Affect Dietary Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Job Scheduling
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People Management
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Inventory Management
0%

Budgeting
0%

National Average
$35,000

Menu Planning
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Food Preparation
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Order Inventory
up arrow 11%

Nutrition
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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