The average pay for a Dietician or Nutritionist is $45,495 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$38,541 - $63,320
(Median)
$39K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,494
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$19.86 - $58.96
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MEDIAN: $30
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$36,065 - $120,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$30.00  
   
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$36,065 - $120,249  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Dietician or Nutritionist

Dieticians generally work in a clinical or hospital setting or nursing home. Patients may walk in for services, and in some cases dieticians will visit patients at their bedsides. Dieticians help shape their clients' diets to help them maintain or regain their health and proper nutrition, and may also create meal plans for clients to follow. It is necessary to be familiar with a wide range of dietary restrictions and types of foods, as well as diseases and limitations, in order to assign appropriate food plans.

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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
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None:
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