The average Entry-Level Clinical Dietitian earns approximately $46K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly one in five claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Entry-Level Clinical Dietitians (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,597 - $55,238
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MEDIAN: $45,513
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$18.73 - $29.50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,597 - $55,238  
   
Bonus
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$39,429 - $57,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$18.73 - $29.50  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $39.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$983  
   
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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$39,429 - $57,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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Although Sodexo, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $47K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $40K to $59K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $36K to just $51K — but Morrison Healthcare offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,119

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Clinical Dietitians, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Clinical Dietitians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (5 percent lower) and Dallas (1 percent lower).

Key Stats for Clinical Dietitian

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
8%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Dietitian Salaries

Nutrition
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Nutrition Support
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Patient Education
0%

Health and Wellness
0%

National Average
$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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