Director Food and Nutrition Services Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $37K to $91K per year, and the average comes out to $60K annually. In the world of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $91K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the specific company are driving factors as well. The majority of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services (53 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,540 - $89,263

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$10.51 - $36.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,540 - $89,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
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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$36,832 - $91,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
   
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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$36,832 - $91,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Although some Directors of Food and Nutrition Services become Food & Facilities District Manager, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $66K. 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 $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Sodexo, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $77K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $56K and maxing out at just $97K.

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, Training, Budget Management, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Most people who know 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 many Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $67K.

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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
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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