Director Food and Nutrition Services Salary

Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services. Pay fluctuates from $37K to $91K per year, but expected earnings average $60K 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 $37K to $91K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$39,898 - $89,087
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,949
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$10.42 - $36.76
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$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,898 - $89,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $14,899  
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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$37,206 - $91,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $36.76  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $45.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $14,899  
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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$37,206 - $91,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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, 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 is somewhat unusual to come across Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who move on to become District Managers of Food & Facilities, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $66K. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services most frequently advance into Food Service Director and Food Service Hospital Director roles even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Sodexo, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $77K, though there is little variation overall ($56K to $97K).

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, Training, Budget Management, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 6 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.


For Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $67K on average.

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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 127 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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