Dietary Clerk Salary

The average Dietary Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.87 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.88 per hour to $15.16. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Dietary Clerks (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$8.88 - $15.16
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $15.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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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

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

  • 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dietary Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $24K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $25K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dietary Clerks make a median salary of $27K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $29K.

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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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