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 between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $60K annually, but may range from $37K to $91K per year. In the world of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $91K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the specific company. Women Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,963 - $89,291
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,833
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$10.44 - $36.67
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$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,963 - $89,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
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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$37,318 - $91,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 545
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $36.67  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $45.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
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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$37,318 - $91,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Though it's uncommon, some Directors of Food and Nutrition Services move into roles as District Managers of Food & Facilities, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $66K per year. Many Directors of Food and Nutrition Services choose to become Food Service Directors and Food Service Hospital Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $9K less and $2K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Pay for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is best at Sodexo, Inc., which offers a median salary of $77K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $56K to $97K.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Directors of Food and Nutrition Services note just a narrow range of job 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. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $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 123 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
31%
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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