Dietary Clerk Salary

Median pay for Dietary Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.52 per hour. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Women account for the majority of Dietary Clerks who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$8.70 - $15.37
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MEDIAN: $11.52
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Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.70 - $15.37
Overtime $11.37 - $22.25
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $275.00
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$18,361 - $32,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

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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
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dietary Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 22%
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