Entry-Level Clinical Dietitian Salary
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.
|Salary||$39,597 - $55,238|
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|$39,429 - $57,899|
|Hourly Rate||$18.73 - $29.50|
|Overtime||$25.00 - $39.42|
|Total Pay (||$39,429 - $57,899|
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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Dietitian
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
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).
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