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Nutrition Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Nutrition Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Nutrition Managers is high. There are far more female Nutrition Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,998 - $61,435
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,336
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$10.80 - $27.22
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$11
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$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,998 - $61,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$21,668 - $60,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $27.22  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$21,668 - $60,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Nutrition Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Nutrition can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Nutrition Manager

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $39K. Nutrition Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $55K.

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Experience Affects Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Nutrition Manager Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 43%

National Average
$38,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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