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Dietary Manager Salary Info
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals conducts salary surveys on behalf of its members, to arm you with important facts in your career advancement. Results of the 2010 Salary and Benefits Survey are in and the news is good!

Over 3,200 dietary managers participated, and 97 percent of respondents were CDM, CFPPs. About 62 percent indicated they had completed a dietary manager training program. Roughly 14 percent reported having Bachelor’s degrees. Another 13 percent stated they had an Associate’s degree. The most commonly reported job titles were: director of food service (398); dietary manager (366); and certified dietary manager (113). Of those polled, 14 participants listed their job titles as executive chef.

Analysis of the survey’s findings also revealed:

  • The average full-time salary is $45,423.
  • Those with CDM, CFPP credentials continue to earn more than those without them.
  • Participants with culinary arts education or a Bachelor’s degree earn the highest salaries.
  • Excluding those working in the military, participants employed in continuous care retirement communities earn the highest salary.
  • About 43 percent of participants work in long-term care and 21 percent in hospitals.
  • About 25 percent of participants manage an annual budget of $200,000 - $500,000.
  • The greater the number of employees a dietary manager supervises, the larger the paycheck.
  • Benefits most commonly reported by dietary managers include paid vacations, paid holidays, paid sick days, medical insurance, and life insurance.

For complete results and a breakdown by region, visit the ANFP website. [go >>]

Questions? Please call Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals at 800.323.1908, or complete our online contact form.

Certified Dietary Manager (CDM, CFPP)

The average full-time salary for dietary managers who participated in ANFP's 2010 survey is $45,423. Additionally, dietary managers with the CDM, CFPP credential earn more than those without the credential.

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