Dietary Manager Salary

Dietary Managers in the United States can expect wages of $15.20 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $10.74 per hour on the lower end to $22.89 on the higher end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Dietary Managers is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Dietary Managers making up 76 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,973 - $52,604
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$28K
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$53K
MEDIAN: $38,776
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$10.74 - $22.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,973 - $52,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
Total Pay (?
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$24,903 - $51,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $22.89  
   
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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$24,903 - $51,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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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, Job Scheduling, People Management, and Budgeting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Nutrition, Order Inventory, and Operations Management. The majority of those who know Budget Management also 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dietary Managers make a median salary of $38K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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



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
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Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Order Inventory
up arrow 11%

Nutrition
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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: 65% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%
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