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Nutrition Manager Salary (United States)

Nutrition Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. For the most part, Nutrition Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The vast majority of Nutrition Managers (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Nutrition Manager Salary (?
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$19,518 - $60,816
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MEDIAN: $40,057
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Nutrition Manager Salary (?
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$10.72 - $27.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
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$19,518 - $60,816  
   
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$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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$21,222 - $59,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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$10.72 - $27.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$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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$21,222 - $59,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.
Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Nutrition Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $53K.

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Experience Affects Nutrition Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%