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Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary (United States)

Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $80K per year, typical earnings come to $61K per year. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary (?
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$49,489 - $80,863
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49K
58K
72K
81K
MEDIAN: $61,424
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Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary (?
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$20.56 - $34.87
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,489 - $80,863  
   
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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$45,213 - $79,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.56 - $34.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$45,213 - $79,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. Chief Clinical Dietitians bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $68K.
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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
0%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%