Dietary Director Salary

Dietary Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $44K per year on average but can range from $31K to $60K per year. Work is enjoyable for Dietary Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Women Dietary Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,340 - $59,885
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,734
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$12.85 - $28.95
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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$0.00 - $5,000  
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$31,040 - $59,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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$12.85 - $28.95  
   
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$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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$31,040 - $59,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Dietary Director

A dietary director is the person who is responsible for planning and coordinating all activities of the dietary department within a variety of organizations. These organizations include workplace cafeterias, hospitals, educational institutions, and schools. This position is supervisory in nature. It will rarely require travel, as this person generally works within an office or “on the floor”. A dietary director is required to have attained a high school diploma, and many organizations also require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nutrition or food service management. Food service training courses and certifications are also available within this field. Continual education is often recommended, as the field is always evolving.

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Dietary Director Tasks

  • Oversee, plan and direct the nutrition services program.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Dietary Directors see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $45K.

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Experience Affects Dietary Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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