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Dietician or Nutritionist Salary

The average pay for a Dietician or Nutritionist is $40,967 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
$29,696 - $60,778
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MEDIAN: $40,967
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,696 - $60,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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$27,833 - $61,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $30.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$27,833 - $61,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Dietician or Nutritionist

A registered dietitian is a member of the dietary team that generally supervises lower members, such as dietary aides. A registered dietitian must hold a 4-year degree, and be licensed in the state in which they are employed. Master degree level education in nutrition is also an option, but not required for entry-level practice. The roles of the registered dietitian include nutritional meal planning and preparation, meal delivery, and nutritional education. The ideal registered dietitian is very detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, people-friendly and has interest and experience with food preparation, nutrition and health. Registered dietitian generally are in charge of meal planning and preparation in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, daycares, schools, and home health settings. The hours can vary, including nights, weekends, and holidays, but are generally Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.


Dietician or Nutritionist 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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Experience Affects Dietician or Nutritionist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 20%