Dietary Cook Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Dietary Cook is $10.75 per hour.
Dietary Cook Total Pay (?
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$14,838 - $40,134
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MEDIAN: $25,383
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Dietary Cook Total Pay (?
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$8.30 - $15.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $40,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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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$17,506 - $32,413  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 703
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $15.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.33  
Overtime
$11.38 - $22.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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).
)
$17,506 - $32,413  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 703
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Job Description for Dietary Cook
A dietary cook is generally responsible for providing meals that are nutritious and appetizing to their clients. The meals need to be carefully handled, prepared correctly, and served at the right temperature and in correct serving sizes. They are also responsible for checking their organization's menu daily and ensuring that preparation for the upcoming meals have been completed. Additionally, the dietary cook must ensure that all cooking supplies and dishware are properly cleaned, which includes making a schedule to ensure this is accomplished.
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Dietary Cook Tasks
  • Clean and inspect equipment, appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Prepare major meals by following recipes, determining food quantities and following meal time schedules.
  • Research food and beverage costs and assist in implementing cost control and waste management procedures.
  • Prepare and cook food for patients, employees and visitors.
  • Monitor food service for nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
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Experience Affects Dietary Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Dietary Cook Salaries

Food Preparation
0%
National Average
$23,000
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 39%
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