Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $62K per year on average but can range from $46K to $80K per year. For the most part, Chief Clinical Dietitians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,180 - $81,062
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$46K
$62K
$81K
MEDIAN: $62,382
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$20.66 - $35.23
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$21
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$35
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$46,180 - $81,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,659  
Total Pay (?
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$45,688 - $80,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.83  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,659  
   
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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$45,688 - $80,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $71K.

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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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