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.

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MEDIAN: $11.46
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Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $15.19  
   
Overtime
$11.44 - $20.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$300.00  
   
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$18,322 - $32,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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

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.

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
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dietary Clerk Salaries

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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