Dietary Clerk Salary
Average Dietary Clerks in the United States make around $11.46 per hour. Though the majority of Dietary Clerks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Dietary Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Hourly Rate||$8.83 - $15.19|
|Overtime||$11.44 - $20.60|
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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).)
|$18,322 - $32,583|
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.Read More...
Dietary clerks may work closely with the kitchen staff and their purchasing agents and must always follow their employer's nutritional programs. They usually work under the supervision of a dietitian and may actively plan and produce meals for their clients. They must always follow their employer’s established guidelines related to food and nutrition, and some may also be tasked with counseling clients about dietary needs.
Those in this position may be required to read journals related to food and nutrition or attend various workshops, and they must always follow their employer’s guidelines related to health and safety and the food being served at their facilities. They must be willing to learn and apply all food safety and sanitation guidelines and policies and may be required to pass a test administered by Department of Health and Food Safety or a similar test for the restaurant/hospitality industry. They must also stay up-to-date with all new trends in food and nutrition.
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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dietary Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $23K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. Dietary Clerks see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $29K.
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