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Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $48K to $80K per year, and the average comes out to $62K annually. Job satisfaction for Chief Clinical Dietitians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$49,407 - $80,959
(Median)
49K
57K
75K
MEDIAN: $61,886
10%
25%
75%

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$21.01 - $35.10
(Median)
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29
33
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,407 - $80,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,513  
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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$48,130 - $80,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.01 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,513  
   
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).
)
$48,130 - $80,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
United States (change)

Job Description for Chief Clinical Dietitian

  • 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Chief Clinical Dietitians see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $70K on average.

Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%