Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Chief Clinical Dietitians. Salaries average out to around $63K annually and spread from $47K to $81K per year. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Chief Clinical Dietitians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,189 - $80,330
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$80K
MEDIAN: $62,713
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$20.66 - $40.28
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$47,189 - $80,330  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$47,080 - $81,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $40.28  
   
Overtime
$34.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$47,080 - $81,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Chief Clinical Dietitian

Chief clinical dietitians generally work in hospitals and other healthcare institutions to implement nutrition plans in order to encourage patients' health and recovery. These dietitians have extensive knowledge of the nutritional field and all new developments so patients can be provided with the best nutritional plans possible.

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Chief Clinical Dietitian Tasks

  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement complex dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Analyze medical records and patient charts to assess nutritional needs.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, diet modifications and food selection and preparation.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
  • Supervise and lead the dietitian staff and give direction in all aspects of patient nutritional care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Clinical Dietitian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chief Clinical Dietitians make a median salary of $63K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $72K.

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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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