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Dietary Clerk Salary

Most Dietary Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.70 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.11 per hour and $15.56. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Dietary Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.11 - $15.56
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $15.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49.32  
   
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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$18,552 - $33,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $23K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $24K. Dietary Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. 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 $30K 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

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 23%
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