Director Food and Nutrition Services Salary

Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three-fifths of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services. Salaries average out to around $60K annually and spread from $35K to $96K per year. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Women account for the majority of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,369 - $94,638
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$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,383
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$10.04 - $44.87
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$45
MEDIAN: $17.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,369 - $94,638  
   
Bonus
$997 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$7,861  
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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$34,732 - $96,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $44.87  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $32.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$997 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,861  
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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$34,732 - $96,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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 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.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the nutrition services program.

Common Career Paths for Director Food and Nutrition Services


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Although it's unusual, some Directors of Food and Nutrition Services transition into jobs as District Managers of Food & Facilities. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $66K per year, though. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services most frequently become Food Service Directors and Food Service Hospital Directors even though median compensation is $9K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Compass Group offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $95K.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Survey takers who work as Directors of Food and Nutrition Services typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Training, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Nutrition and Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Food and Nutrition Services

Pay by Experience for a Director Food and Nutrition Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director Food and Nutrition Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director Food and Nutrition Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Director Food and Nutrition Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 151 salaries. A Director Food and Nutrition Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 101 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,964

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, busy Tampa offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+45 percent), Chicago (+42 percent), Dallas (+32 percent), and Miami (+17 percent). Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Boston (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director Food and Nutrition Services

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries

▲24%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$59,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries



▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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