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Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary

With about three-fifths of Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Chief Clinical Dietitians is $64K annually and can range from $49K on the lower end to $81K per year near the higher end. While slightly less than a fourth report receiving no health benefits, most do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Chief Clinical Dietitians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,784 - $81,145
(Median)
$49K
$64K
$81K
MEDIAN: $63,649
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$20.56 - $35.37
(Median)
$21
$29
$35
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,784 - $81,145  
   
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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$48,654 - $80,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.56 - $35.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.00  
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$32K$64K$96K
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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$48,654 - $80,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. On average, Chief Clinical Dietitians make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Chief Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%
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