Dietary Clerk Salary

Dietary Clerks in the United States take home an average $11.66 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.00 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.17. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Female Dietary Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Dietary Clerks — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.00 - $15.17
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$9.00 - $15.17  
   
Overtime
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$18,475 - $31,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $23K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dietary Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $29K on average.

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

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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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
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 24%
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