Dietary Clerk Salary

An average Dietary Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.87 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.88 per hour to $15.16. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Dietary Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$8.88 - $15.16
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $15.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
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Total Pay (?
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$18,254 - $32,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Dietary Clerk

  • Process orders for food preferences, menu compliance and dietary restrictions.
  • Provide clerical support, answering phone and filing.
  • Enters dietary data information on master menu for use by kitchen staff in preparation of foods for patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Clerk

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


Dietary Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $24K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $25K. On average, Dietary Clerks make $27K following one to two decades on the job. As Dietary Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $29K.

Dietary Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Dietary Clerk?

Dietary Clerk in San Antonio Tx:
"Can Be Very Stressful."
Pros: Working with patients nurses and doctors and learning all kinds of diets.
Cons: Always short of staff knowing that the hospital makes money could better pay us so employees can stay.

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Experience Affects Dietary Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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