With just under two-thirds of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $37K to $97K per year and averages out to $60K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Directors of Food and Nutrition Services (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most Directors of Food and Nutrition Services like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$40,553 - $95,022
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$41K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,262
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$11.00 - $44.07
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$44
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,553 - $95,022  
   
Bonus
$990 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
Total Pay (?
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$36,903 - $96,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $44.07  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$990 - $13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
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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$36,903 - $96,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services most often move into Food Service Director or Food Service Hospital Director roles. However, the former pays $9K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Compass Group attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $92K.

Popular Skills for Director Food and Nutrition Services


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Directors of Food and Nutrition Services who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Training, Budget Management, and Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Directors of Food and Nutrition Services with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, 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

Operations Management
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Budget Management
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Training
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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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