Nutrition Manager Salary

Pay for Nutrition Managers in the United States is very modest at just $42K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $22K to $61K per year. Work is enjoyable for Nutrition Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Nutrition Managers (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,669 - $64,717
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,798
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$10.33 - $26.87
(Median)
$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,669 - $64,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$21,948 - $61,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $26.87  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$21,948 - $61,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Nutrition Manager

Nutrition managers are responsible for providing an array of food and nutrition services to clients. Their duties include developing and analyzing nutrition programs, creating and enforcing nutrition procedures and preparation, creating and analyzing nutrition plans, and creating and administering menus, plans, and treatments. The nutrition manager may also perform supervisory duties, overseeing the work of dietitians and other relevant professionals, as well as participate in the hiring process and help train new employees.

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Nutrition 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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Pay by Experience Level for Nutrition Manager

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. Nutrition Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Nutrition Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $55K.

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Experience Affects Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Nutrition Manager Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 38%

National Average
$39,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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