$18,551
Avg. Salary
$9.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$191

Bonus

$115

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dietary Aide is $9.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Dietary Aide is $18,551 per year.

10%
$8.07
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$9.83
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$13.12
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MEDIAN $9.83
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$12k
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$19k
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$35k
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MEDIAN $18,551
$11,892 - $35,104
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MEDIAN: $18,551
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$0$35K
Salary $11,892 - $35,104
Bonus $1.79 - $906
Profit Sharing $115
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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$16,772 - $28,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.07 - $13.12
Hourly Tips $0.71
Overtime $7.80 - $20.28
Annual Data $0$28K
Bonus $1.79 - $906
Profit Sharing $115
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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$16,772 - $28,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,700

Job Description

Dietary aides are responsible for preparing food for individuals in facilities, often in the healthcare industry or assisted living facilities. They prepare food and handle pre-prepared food created by cooks. Depending on their facility, food may be served in a general dining hall or in residents' or patients' individual rooms. A dietary aide also conducts cleaning-related tasks such as cleaning the kitchen and washing pots, pans and dishes. Dietary aides must ensure that procedures related to hygiene and food safety are followed at all times. Other tasks that may be performed by dietary aides include keeping track of inventory of both food and essential non-food items, tracking expenses, planning menus and assisting with educational programs on nutrition. Dietary aides generally report to the managers, assistant managers, and/or cooks and chefs on duty during their shift.

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Common Career Paths


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At the upper end, Dietary Aides who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. A common career progression for a Dietary Aide is to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Dietary Cook. Compared to Dietary Aides, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Popular Skills


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Dietary Aide, Dietetics, Sanitation, and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include dishwasher. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Dietary Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietary Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 1,129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietary Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Dietary Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 195 salaries. A Dietary Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,571

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Dietary Aides, 64 percent higher than the national average. Dietary Aides will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+15 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), San Antonio (+5 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (10 percent lower) and Cincinnati (7 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dietary Aide?

Dietary Aide in Santa Maria:
Pros: My co-workers and ensuring resident health and well being.
Cons: My supervisor and administrators lack of business sense or tact.

Dietary Aide in Columbus:
"It was good to work as a dietary aids."
Pros: I like to the people, and take the other.
Cons:

Dietary Aide in Miami:
"Helping others."
Pros: I get to help others day & build a close relationship with them.
Cons: Not making a big enough difference.

Dietary Aide in Fort Scott:
"Very hard woek."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Not leaving on time.

Dietary Aide in Hazleton:
"Very Long hours/ menial labor/hostile environment."
Run!

Dietary Aide in Daytona Beach:
"The corporate turnover."
Take notes, document, don't wear your heart on your sleeves.If you have an issue with someone don't let it linger.

Dietary Aide in Tustin:
This Is a Very stressful Job With low paid.. I recommend this for a High School student.

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Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 364 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲18%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$21,000

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Dietary Aide
▲15%

Dietetics
▲2%

Sanitation
▲1%

National Average
$21,000


▼2%

Food Preparation
▼3%

Serving
▼4%

dishwasher
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 364 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 53%