Median pay for Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Women account for the majority of Chief Clinical Dietitians who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Chief Clinical Dietitians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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MEDIAN: $63,066
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$47,434 - $84,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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$47,434 - $84,338  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • 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.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of dietitian staff.
  • 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.

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Chief Clinical Dietitians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $60K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Chief Clinical Dietitian

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
040
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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