Director Food and Nutrition Services Salary

Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $61K per year. Cash earnings for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services — including $10K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $93K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. The majority of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$39,960 - $91,098
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,791
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$11.70 - $41.45
(Median)
$12
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,960 - $91,098  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,992  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $14,950  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$37,639 - $92,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $41.45  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,992  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $14,950  
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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$37,639 - $92,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Director Food and Nutrition Services

A director of food and nutritional service's main role is to provide a nutrition program that benefits clients and meets all federal requirements. Knowledge of standards related to the preparation and distribution of foods is necessary, as is knowing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, safety and cleanliness rules, and public relations techniques. Directors of food and nutritional service also need to understand basic computer software and communicate well through email, over the phone, and in person.

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Director Food and Nutrition Services 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.

Common Career Paths for Director Food and Nutrition Services


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Directors of Food and Nutrition Services tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Food & Facilities District Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services most often move into Food Service Director or Food Service Hospital Director roles. However, the former pays $11K less on average, and the latter pays $3K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Although Compass Group leads the field in pay with a median salary of $80K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $41K on the low end all the way up to $107K at the top.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Directors of Food and Nutrition Services only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Training, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know Training and Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Food and Nutrition Services

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


Directors of Food and Nutrition Services with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. For Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $70K.

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Experience Affects Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries



Training
up arrow 4%

Nutrition
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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