Clinical Dietitian Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Clinical Dietitian is $46,832 per year. A skill in Nutrition is associated with high pay for this job.
Clinical Dietitian Salary (?
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$38,946 - $61,146
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MEDIAN: $46,831
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Clinical Dietitian Salary (?
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$19.19 - $31.22
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,946 - $61,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,507  
Total Pay (?
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$39,385 - $63,630  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.19 - $31.22  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $47.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,507  
   
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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$39,385 - $63,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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Job Description for Clinical Dietitian

Clinical dietitians are responsible for all aspects of patient diet and nutrition therapy in a clinical setting. This involves first assessing patient status to determine nutritional and dietary needs. They then identify medical goals and develop a nutritional plan that helps patients improve their health. Once a plan has been implemented, clinical dietitians monitor patients and make adjustments to their dietary recommendations as needed. They work with both patients and their families to teach healthy eating habits, encourage program adherence, and develop customized diets for cultural, religious, and/or income-restricted individuals. At the conclusion of their assistance, clinical dietitians provide exit counseling or long-term planning and advice to ensure healthy living for the patient once they are no longer under the dietitian’s care.
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Clinical Dietitian Tasks
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, diet modifications, food selection and preparation.
  • Consult with physicians and health care staff to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits and nutrition monitoring.
  • Screen, assess and evaluate nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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National Average
$49,000
Chicago
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Boston
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Houston
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Experience Affects Clinical Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Nutrition
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Health and Wellness
up arrow 1%
Nutrition Support
0%
National Average
$49,000
Patient Education
up arrow 1%
Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%
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