$46,290
Avg. Salary
$18.35
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Dietary Director is $18.35 per hour.

The average pay for a Dietary Director is $46,290 per year.

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MEDIAN $46,290
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$0$63K
Salary $34,238 - $63,072
Bonus $2,948
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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$31,573 - $59,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.35 - $23.84
Overtime $25.66
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $2,948
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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$31,573 - $59,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Dietary Director

A dietary director is the person who is responsible for planning and coordinating all activities of the dietary department within a variety of organizations. These organizations include workplace cafeterias, hospitals, educational institutions, and schools. This position is supervisory in nature. It will rarely require travel, as this person generally works within an office or “on the floor”. A dietary director is required to have attained a high school diploma, and many organizations also require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nutrition or food service management. Food service training courses and certifications are also available within this field. Continual education is often recommended, as the field is always evolving.

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Common Career Paths for Dietary Director


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Many Dietary Directors move into Certified Dietary Manager roles. Certified Dietary Managers seem to make a little less than Dietary Directors as their salaries average out to $36K a year.

Dietary Director Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Director

Pay by Experience for a Dietary Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietary Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietary Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Dietary Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 27 salaries. A Dietary Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries.

Dietary Director Reviews

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

Dietary Director in Sonoma:
"Cooking with love for my residents."
Pros: My residents
Cons: My director doesn’t apréciate me and he has me working by my self and he said he will get me people but he haven’t my department was down 3 people and 3 weeks later the care staff side and he hire people for the over floor but not for main

Dietary Director in Omaha:
"Resident Satisfactory."
Each meal that goes out needs to be prepared and served as if it could be someones last meal. Only serve what you should serve for your own grandparent.

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Key Stats for Dietary Director

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
36%

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Experience Affects Dietary Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 27%