Dietary Worker Salary

A Dietary Worker earns an average wage of $9.29 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$7.42 - $13.20
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.42 - $13.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$13.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$100.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,607 - $31,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Dietary Worker

Dietary workers are responsible for assisting with food- and customer service-related tasks for their company. They are in charge of keeping all food service spaces clean and restocking supplies as needed. Some of their main responsibilities include operating the cash register, preparing simple food items and serving them as required. Dietary workers keep all shelves organized and clean as needed. Additionally, they are responsible for sweeping and mopping floors, sanitizing utensils, disposing of garbage and transporting food to other areas.

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Dietary Worker Tasks

  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines such as those for special diets are followed.
  • Place food servings on plates and trays according to orders or instructions.
  • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled.
  • Prepare food items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages.
  • Stock service stations with items such as ice, napkins, and straws.

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Experience Affects Dietary Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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