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Dietary Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Dietary Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $11.72 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.03 per hour on the lower end to $15.43 on the higher end. Job satisfaction for Dietary Clerks is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$9.03 - $15.43
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
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90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $15.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $122.34  
   
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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$18,408 - $32,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $23K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $24K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Dietary Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $30K.

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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 26%