Just below two-thirds of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $96K per year, but median earnings come to around $60K annually. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is high. Female Directors of Food and Nutrition Services are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,840 - $94,205
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$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,534
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$10.21 - $42.91
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,840 - $94,205  
   
Bonus
$991 - $10,926  
Profit Sharing
$7,861  
Total Pay (?
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$34,693 - $95,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $42.91  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $32.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$991 - $10,926  
   
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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$34,693 - $95,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.

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. It is more probable, however, that Directors of Food and Nutrition Services become Food Service Directors or Food Service Hospital Directors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Compass Group offers the largest salaries in town — $95K on average.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Directors of Food and Nutrition Services report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Training, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Budget Management also know Nutrition and Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Director Food and Nutrition Services

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


For many Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Food and Nutrition Services make a median salary of $62K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $73K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
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



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Director Food and Nutrition Services Salaries





National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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