Nutrition Services Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately half of Nutrition Services Managers. Pay fluctuates from $26K to $63K per year, but expected earnings average $50K annually. The majority of Nutrition Services Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Nutrition Services Managers making up 72 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,236 - $63,794
(Median)
$25K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $49,825
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90%

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$13.81 - $26.61
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,236 - $63,794  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,403 - $62,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $26.61  
   
Overtime
$22.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$26,403 - $62,707  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Nutrition Services Manager

  • 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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For Nutrition Services Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Nutrition Services Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Dietitian or Nutritionist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nutrition Services Manager

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


For Nutrition Services Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During the first five years of their careers, Nutrition Services Managers see a median income of $40K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $41K. Nutrition Services Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. As Nutrition Services Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.

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Experience Affects Nutrition Services Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Nutrition Services Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 34%

National Average
$45,000

Nutrition
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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