Average Dietary Aide Salary
$23,000 yearly
$8.21 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$19,000
10 %
$23,000
Median
$27,000
90 %
Dietary aides in the United States make an average salary of $23,415 per year or $11.26 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $27,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Oregon, Wyoming, and Maine provide the highest dietary aide salaries.

Average Dietary Aide Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where dietary aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Dietary Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$23,895
$23,895
$11.49
$11.49
Alaska
Alaska
$28,351
$28,351
$13.63
$13.63
Arizona
Arizona
$26,334
$26,334
$12.66
$12.66
Arkansas
Arkansas
$18,485
$18,485
$8.89
$8.89
California
California
$30,037
$30,037
$14.44
$14.44
Colorado
Colorado
$23,678
$23,678
$11.38
$11.38
Connecticut
Connecticut
$23,673
$23,673
$11.38
$11.38
Delaware
Delaware
$22,196
$22,196
$10.67
$10.67
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$21,664
$21,664
$10.42
$10.42
Florida
Florida
$21,855
$21,855
$10.51
$10.51
Georgia
Georgia
$19,328
$19,328
$9.29
$9.29
Hawaii
Hawaii
$23,714
$23,714
$11.40
$11.40
Idaho
Idaho
$23,538
$23,538
$11.32
$11.32
Illinois
Illinois
$22,759
$22,759
$10.94
$10.94
Indiana
Indiana
$22,391
$22,391
$10.76
$10.76
Iowa
Iowa
$22,818
$22,818
$10.97
$10.97
Kansas
Kansas
$22,710
$22,710
$10.92
$10.92
Kentucky
Kentucky
$19,619
$19,619
$9.43
$9.43
Louisiana
Louisiana
$21,545
$21,545
$10.36
$10.36
Maine
Maine
$28,420
$28,420
$13.66
$13.66
Maryland
Maryland
$21,809
$21,809
$10.49
$10.49
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$24,097
$24,097
$11.59
$11.59
Michigan
Michigan
$20,858
$20,858
$10.03
$10.03
Minnesota
Minnesota
$28,117
$28,117
$13.52
$13.52
Mississippi
Mississippi
$22,550
$22,550
$10.84
$10.84
Missouri
Missouri
$21,882
$21,882
$10.52
$10.52
Montana
Montana
$23,626
$23,626
$11.36
$11.36
Nebraska
Nebraska
$22,736
$22,736
$10.93
$10.93
Nevada
Nevada
$24,808
$24,808
$11.93
$11.93
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$24,179
$24,179
$11.62
$11.62
New Jersey
New Jersey
$24,430
$24,430
$11.75
$11.75
New Mexico
New Mexico
$19,428
$19,428
$9.34
$9.34
New York
New York
$25,945
$25,945
$12.47
$12.47
North Carolina
North Carolina
$27,178
$27,178
$13.07
$13.07
North Dakota
North Dakota
$24,484
$24,484
$11.77
$11.77
Ohio
Ohio
$21,420
$21,420
$10.30
$10.30
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$19,597
$19,597
$9.42
$9.42
Oregon
Oregon
$29,055
$29,055
$13.97
$13.97
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$25,249
$25,249
$12.14
$12.14
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$24,046
$24,046
$11.56
$11.56
South Carolina
South Carolina
$21,217
$21,217
$10.20
$10.20
South Dakota
South Dakota
$21,885
$21,885
$10.52
$10.52
Tennessee
Tennessee
$20,176
$20,176
$9.70
$9.70
Texas
Texas
$19,000
$19,000
$9.13
$9.13
Utah
Utah
$24,705
$24,705
$11.88
$11.88
Vermont
Vermont
$24,073
$24,073
$11.57
$11.57
Virginia
Virginia
$27,626
$27,626
$13.28
$13.28
Washington
Washington
$34,462
$34,462
$16.57
$16.57
West Virginia
West Virginia
$19,821
$19,821
$9.53
$9.53
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$24,318
$24,318
$11.69
$11.69
Wyoming
Wyoming
$28,452
$28,452
$13.68
$13.68

Highest Paying Cities For Dietary Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$34,682
$34,682
$16.67
$16.67
Ontario, CA
Ontario, CA
$29,219
$29,219
$14.05
$14.05
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$28,092
$28,092
$13.51
$13.51
Roanoke, VA
Roanoke, VA
$27,212
$27,212
$13.08
$13.08
Troy, NY
Troy, NY
$26,882
$26,882
$12.92
$12.92
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$26,359
$26,359
$12.67
$12.67

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Nutritionist

    Avg. salary: $49,751

    A nutritionist is a health professional who helps patients choose the right things to eat and advise them on the health effects of certain foods. By being experts in food and nutrition, nutritionists assess a patient's dietary habits and create plan menus for them. They usually work closely with patients who have medical issues such as diabetes or those undergoing chemotherapy. Nutritionists are also required to speak to students or employees about the importance of good nutrition and preventing health problems through proper foods.
    6,466 Nutritionist Jobs
    Registered Dietitian

    Avg. salary: $51,446

    A Registered Dietitian assesses the health of individual patients with medical conditions such as diabetes or renal failure. They work in hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes, or other care facilities.
    6,413 Registered Dietitian Jobs
    Dietetic Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,059

    A Dietetic Technician assists dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. They develop nutritional plans to promote health, treat illnesses, prevent disease, and analyze patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
    11,056 Dietetic Technician Jobs
    Clinical Dietitian

    Avg. salary: $51,516

    A clinical dietitian is responsible for providing quality nutritional care for patients by monitoring their current health conditions, advising nutritional and dietary supplements to maintain their healthy lifestyle, and speed up their recovery process. Clinical dietitians often coordinate with other medical professionals to assess food choices and develop nutrition programs for the patients. A clinical dietitian must have excellent knowledge of the medical industry to offer the best services to the patients and accurately handle their inquiries and concerns.
    41,063 Clinical Dietitian Jobs
    Diet Technician

    Avg. salary: $30,917

    A Diet Technician identifies patients with nutritional risk using scoring guidelines and initiates referrals for dietetic assessment. They oversee food production or service and assist dietitians or nutritionists in food service supervision and planning.
    11,255 Diet Technician Jobs
    Housekeeping Aide

    Avg. salary: $25,184

    The primary job of a housekeeping aide is to maintain the cleanliness of an assigned area, including hospital rooms, hotel rooms, and corridors. This role will require you to perform various housekeeping chores as requested by the housekeeping manager, such as cleaning the restrooms and kitchens. You will be responsible for keeping the office pantries tidy and ensuring the availability of supplies for beverages such as chocolate and coffee at all times. Other duties include cleaning floors, clearing away garbage, and attending to the needs of guests.
    49,530 Housekeeping Aide Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Dietary Aides The Most?

    To earn a high income as a dietary aide, working for Yale New Haven Health or Grane Transportation Lines might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Hca Hospital Services Of San Diego and Christian Care Health Center report highly competitive wages for dietary aides.
    Company

    Recently Added Dietary Aide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Trotwood, OH
    Trotwood, OH
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $15,653
    $15,653
    06/29/2021
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    06/27/2021
    06/27/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/27/2021
    State of Idaho
    State of Idaho
    Dietary Aide Senior-State Hospital North
    Dietary Aide Senior-State Hospital North
    Dietary Aide Senior-State Hospital North
    Orofino, ID
    Orofino, ID
    06/27/2021
    06/27/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    06/27/2021
    Continuing Healthcare Solutions
    Continuing Healthcare Solutions
    Dietary Aide-Increased Wage Scale
    Dietary Aide-Increased Wage Scale
    Dietary Aide-Increased Wage Scale
    Mentor, OH
    Mentor, OH
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    06/26/2021
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    East Sandwich, MA
    East Sandwich, MA
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/25/2021
    Glendale Dining Services
    Glendale Dining Services
    Dietary Aide-Great for High School Students!
    Dietary Aide-Great for High School Students!
    Dietary Aide-Great for High School Students!
    Brentwood, NH
    Brentwood, NH
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $12,000
    $12,000
    06/25/2021
    Cortland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing
    Cortland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Cortland, NY
    Cortland, NY
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/24/2021
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Cornelius, NC
    Cornelius, NC
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    06/24/2021
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Dietary-Culinary Aide-Variable Shift (8035)
    Dietary-Culinary Aide-Variable Shift (8035)
    Dietary-Culinary Aide-Variable Shift (8035)
    Albany, OR
    Albany, OR
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $28,175
    $28,175
    06/23/2021
    Dietary Aide
    Dietary Aide
    Wheat Ridge, CO
    Wheat Ridge, CO
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $30,262
    $30,262
    06/23/2021

    Average Dietary Aide Salary by Demographic

    Dietary Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,551
    female-income
    Female Income
    $24,277
    Median Dietary Aide Income by Race
    Unknown dietary aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american dietary aides have the lowest average salary at $24,047.
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$24,150
    Black or African American$24,047
    Asian$24,440
    Unknown$24,888
    Hispanic or Latino$24,544
    Average Dietary Aide Salary by Education Level
    Dietary aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $25,307 annually. With a Associate degree, dietary aides earn a median annual income of $25,099 compared to $24,570 for dietary aides with an Bachelors degree.
    $27,000
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$24,277
    Some College/ Associate Degree$25,099
    Bachelor's Degree$24,570
    Master's Degree$25,307