Dietary Clerk Salary

Dietary Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.28 per hour. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Dietary Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. There are far more female Dietary Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$8.73 - $15.04
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MEDIAN: $11.28
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $15.04  
   
Overtime
$11.44 - $20.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$275.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,300 - $32,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Job Description for Dietary Clerk

Dietary clerks work primarily for hospitals, while some also work for senior housing centers, nursing homes, daycare centers, and school cafeterias. A high school diploma or GED is generally required for this position, and most employers prefer those who have earned a relevant college degree or attended a trade school. They must have training in nutrition services and knowledge of food preparation, as their work revolves around food service and preparation.

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Dietary Clerk Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Dietary Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietary Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietary Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Dietary Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries. A Dietary Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 5 salaries.

Dietary Clerk Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Dietary Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Dietary Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%