A Dietitian earns an average salary of $48,839 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Diabetes Education and Weight Loss/Weight Management.
Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$39,020 - $64,208
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49K
56K
64K
MEDIAN: $48,839
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Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$19.18 - $35.97
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25
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36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,020 - $64,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
Total Pay (?
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$39,232 - $71,266  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $35.97  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
   
Total Pay (?
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$39,232 - $71,266  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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Job Description for Dietitian
A dietitian's work involves teaching individuals about nutrition, doing evaluations of patients'/clients' nutritional needs, developing the appropriate meal plans, monitoring the effects of the meal plans, and changing the meal plans as necessary. Some dietitians also give talks to groups of people to educate them about proper eating and disease prevention.
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Houston
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National Average
$50,000
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Dietitian Salaries

Diabetes Education
up arrow 18%
Weight Loss/Weight Management
up arrow 11%
Nutrition Support
up arrow 5%
Patient Education
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
Nutrition
up arrow 1%
Renal
up arrow 1%
National Average
$50,000
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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