A Dietary Worker earns an average wage of $9.79 per hour.

$7.69 - $15.48
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.69 - $15.48  
   
Overtime
$14.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$15,627 - $33,524  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Worker

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

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Experience Affects Dietary Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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