Dietary Manager Salary

Dietary Managers in the United States take home approximately $15.14 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.69 per hour and $22.87. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. For the most part, Dietary Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Dietary Managers survey respondents are women (76 percent). Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,828 - $52,664
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,781
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$10.69 - $22.87
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,828 - $52,664  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
Total Pay (?
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$24,830 - $51,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$13.11 - $30.27  
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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$24,830 - $51,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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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


Dietary Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in 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. Dietary Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dietary Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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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People Management
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Job Scheduling
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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
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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