$40,556
Avg. Salary
$15.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dietary Manager is $15.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Dietary Manager is $40,556 per year.

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$11.52
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$15.67
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$22.70
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MEDIAN $15.67
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$29k
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$41k
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$55k
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MEDIAN $40,556
$28,827 - $54,804
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MEDIAN: $40,556
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$0$54K
Salary $28,827 - $54,804
Bonus $96.09 - $6,638
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,586 - $52,596
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 561
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.52 - $22.70
Overtime $14.99 - $32.21
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $96.09 - $6,638
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,586 - $52,596
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 778

Job Description for Dietary Manager

Dietary managers are responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and directing of dietary departments. They are required to ensure that the department adheres to company policy, as well as federal and state government regulations. Their departments provide food service and nutritional care to people in hospitals and other institutions; they may also oversee dining rooms and special catering events. Additionally, dietary managers handle the selection and supervision of staff. They ensure that their staff stores, prepares, and delivers food appropriately. They may also be responsible for preparation of menus, purchasing food and supplies, and inventory control. Dietary managers are ultimately responsible for the safe and sanitary execution of the kitchen.

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Dietary Manager Pay By Employer

$0$53K

$42,907

$36,179

$53,289

Common Career Paths for Dietary Manager


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Dietary Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Food Service Director, where median compensation is $50K annually.

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Popular Skills for Dietary Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Inventory Management, certified dietary manager, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cook and Food Preparation also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Manager

Pay by Experience for a Dietary Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietary Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 274 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $34,000 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Dietary Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 236 salaries. A 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 $41,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,184

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dietary Managers, busy Columbus offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Dietary Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+34 percent), San Antonio (+29 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Indianapolis (+19 percent). Tulsa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Vancouver and 2 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Dietary Manager Advice

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

Dietary Manager in Peru:
"Dietary manager's deserve better pay."
Insist on good pay increases get the pay you deserve do a good job this is am important job that affects may lives, you are responsible for managing people on a daily basis, you are responsible for making sure the food you serve is safe, following federal and state regulations, charting on residents, sanatitaton and much more.

Dietary Manager in Wildwood:
"Busy, hot, joyful, Stress."
Pros: Making nutritious food for those that cant. Empty plates because the food was done right.
Cons: HOT HOT HOT.

Dietary Manager in Santa Barbara:
"Career Advancement."
Become the best version of yourself!

Dietary Manager in Tennessee:
"Management perks, hard to find and keep good help."
Pros: I am ensuring that the patients are getting delicious food from a sanitary facility.
Cons: Extremely stressful, always on call, finding and keeping good help because we don't pay very much.

Dietary Manager in Pittsburgh:
Be prepared to work additional hours.

Dietary Manager in Heppner:
"Very stressful."
Pros: Application of my knowledge of human nutrition.
Cons: Stressful. Co-workers constant complaining about the menu.

Dietary Manager in Okmulgee:
Pros: I like that I get to ensure that my residents are getting adequate nutrition and that the food they eat is safe and healthy for them.
Cons: I am constantly putting out fires so to speak.

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Key Stats for Dietary Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Dietary Manager Salaries

▲13%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

▼6%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Dietary Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲14%

Inventory Management
▲10%

certified dietary manager
▲2%

National Average
$36,000


Nutrition
▼2%

People Management
▼3%

Budgeting
▼3%


Job Scheduling
▼5%

Order Inventory
▼9%

Food Preparation
▼11%

Cook
▼17%

Scheduling
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 36%