Dietary Worker Salary (United States)

A Dietary Worker earns an average wage of $9.42 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Dietary Worker Salary (?
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$7.39 - $18.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.39 - $18.05  
   
Overtime
$8.11 - $29.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,575 - $37,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Dietary Worker

  • 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 12%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 43%