Dietary Clerk Salary
An average Dietary Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.65 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Dietary Clerks are female. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Hourly Rate||$8.91 - $15.47|
|Overtime||$10.44 - $23.27|
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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).)
|$18,883 - $32,579|
Job Description for Dietary Clerk
Dietary clerks work primarily for hospitals, while some also work for senior housing centers, nursing homes, daycare centers, and school cafeterias. A high school diploma or GED is generally required for this position, and most employers prefer those who have earned a relevant college degree or attended a trade school. They must have training in nutrition services and knowledge of food preparation, as their work revolves around food service and preparation.Read More...
Dietary clerks may work closely with the kitchen staff and their purchasing agents and must always follow their employer's nutritional programs. They usually work under the supervision of a dietitian and may actively plan and produce meals for their clients. They must always follow their employer’s established guidelines related to food and nutrition, and some may also be tasked with counseling clients about dietary needs.
Those in this position may be required to read journals related to food and nutrition or attend various workshops, and they must always follow their employer’s guidelines related to health and safety and the food being served at their facilities. They must be willing to learn and apply all food safety and sanitation guidelines and policies and may be required to pass a test administered by Department of Health and Food Safety or a similar test for the restaurant/hospitality industry. They must also stay up-to-date with all new trends in food and nutrition. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Dietary Clerk Tasks
- Process orders for food preferences, menu compliance and dietary restrictions.
- Provide clerical support, answering phone and filing.
- Enters dietary data information on master menu for use by kitchen staff in preparation of foods for patients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Clerk
Pay by Experience for a Dietary Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietary Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietary Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Dietary Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries. A Dietary Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 5 salaries.
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