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Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to three-fifths of Chief Clinical Dietitians. Salaries average out to around $64K per year and spread from $50K to $81K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Chief Clinical Dietitians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,762 - $81,230
(Median)
$50K
$64K
$81K
MEDIAN: $63,553
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$20.58 - $35.37
(Median)
$21
$29
$35
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,762 - $81,230  
   
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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$50,434 - $80,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.58 - $35.37  
   
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).
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$50,434 - $80,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. Chief Clinical Dietitians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Chief Clinical Dietitians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $72K.

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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%