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Dietary Manager Salary

Dietary Managers in the United States take home an average $15.02 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.37 per hour and $22.91. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Dietary Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. Female Dietary Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,630 - $52,522
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,763
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$10.37 - $22.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,630 - $52,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
Total Pay (?
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$24,626 - $51,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$12.30 - $29.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
   
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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$24,626 - $51,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347

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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


Survey results imply that Dietary Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Budgeting, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Order Inventory, Nutrition, 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.


Dietary Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $32K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K.

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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

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Dietary Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Budgeting
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$35,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 3%

Menu Planning
up arrow 4%

Nutrition
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 10%

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
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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