Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $65K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Chief Clinical Dietitians is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $65,360
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Salary
$46,183 - $79,490  
   
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$47,434 - $84,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Hourly Rate
$29.48  
   
Overtime
$33.75  
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$47,434 - $84,338  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $56K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $62K. Chief Clinical Dietitians bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $71K.

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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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