Certified Dietary Manager Salary

An average Certified Dietary Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.75 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Most Certified Dietary Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Certified Dietary Managers (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,812 - $58,813
$31K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,339
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$12.55 - $22.93
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$0$58K
Salary $30,812 - $58,813
Bonus $100.00 - $10,000
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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$28,289 - $55,314
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.55 - $22.93
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $14.88 - $33.09
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $100.00 - $10,000
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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$28,289 - $55,314
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 442

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Job Description for Certified Dietary Manager

A certified dietary manager plans meals that conform to the dietary and health needs of patients. This includes working with a kitchen staff to ensure proper healthy preparations. The certified dietary manager schedules meals based on factors such as calorie counts, fat content, carbohydrates, and sugars. They are often then in charge of purchasing and procurement. The institution often expects the manager to frequently review suppliers for quality and price and seek competitive bids and offers as available.

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Certified Dietary Manager Tasks

  • Supervise staff and give technical direction, delegate staff responsibilities.
  • Ensure food service is in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in nutrition program development.
  • Oversee day-to-day department operational, purchasing and nutrition services.
  • Conduct nutritional analysis and global menu planning.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dietary Manager


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Advancing into a Food Service Director role seems to be a popular career move for Certified Dietary Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $50K per year.

Certified Dietary Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dietary Manager


Golden LivingCenters offers the best pay with a median salary of $44K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $32K and maxing out at just $55K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dietary Manager


Survey results suggest that Certified Dietary Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Job Scheduling command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 45 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Scheduling and Order Inventory. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dietary Manager

Pay by Experience for a Certified Dietary Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Dietary Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 305 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Dietary Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Certified Dietary Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 230 salaries. A Certified Dietary Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 179 salaries.

Certified Dietary Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Dietary Manager?

Certified Dietary Manager in Augusta:
"I enjoy it."
Pros: Helping seniors who can't help themselves.
Cons: I have to work harder than my staff.

Certified Dietary Manager in Corpus Christi:
"Best Job ever."
Pros: Ensuring the Residents receive the best food possible.
Cons: Budgets.

Certified Dietary Manager in Eugene:
"Team."
Pros: Good company.
Cons: Staffs inability to get along on a aregular basis.

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Key Stats for Certified Dietary Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$39,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Certified Dietary Manager Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲43%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%


Operations Management
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼15%

Scheduling
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 23%
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