Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $47K to $81K per year. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,189 - $80,330
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$80K
MEDIAN: $62,713
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$20.66 - $40.28
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$21
$30
$40
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $72K on average.

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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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