How Much Does a Dietary Aide Make?

How Much Does a Dietary Aide Make?

As of May 2013, dietary aides make an average of $28,580 a year and an average of $13.74 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The income range for dietary aides varies depending on the employment setting.

As of 2013, dietary aides who work in outpatient care facilities earn the most, with an average salary of $39,480 a year, while aides who work in retirement or assisted living communities typically earn around $24,190 a year. On average, dietary aides who work in a medical or surgical hospital setting can expect to earn around $29,530 a year, and dietary aides who work in a substance abuse or psychiatric hospital setting can expect to earn around $31,750 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.