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Dietary Clerk Salary

The average Dietary Clerk in the United States earns approximately $11.44 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.83 per hour to $15.31. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. There are far more female Dietary Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$8.83 - $15.31
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $15.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50.34  
   
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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$18,246 - $32,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.


Dietary Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $23K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $24K. For Dietary Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $26K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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.

Experience Affects Dietary Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 26%