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Director Food and Nutrition Services Salary

Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $60K per year, but may range from $37K to $91K per year. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services stretch from $37K on the lower end to $91K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Food and Nutrition Services. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,477 - $88,995
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,946
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90%

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$10.44 - $36.67
(Median)
$10
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,477 - $88,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,918  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $14,848  
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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$37,217 - $90,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $36.67  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $45.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $14,848  
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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$37,217 - $90,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Directors of Food and Nutrition Services do move on to become District Managers of Food & Facilities. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $66K per year. A lot of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services advance their careers by becoming Food Service Directors and Food Service Hospital Directors. However, those positions offer $9K less and $2K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


With a median salary of $77K, Sodexo, Inc. offers Directors of Food and Nutrition Services the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $56K and are capped at $97K.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Professional skills reported by Directors of Food and Nutrition Services are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Training, Budget Management, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries




Nutrition
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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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