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Dietitian Salary

A Dietitian earns an average salary of $49,584 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
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$39,356 - $66,739
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,583
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$19.59 - $36.18
(Median)
$20
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,356 - $66,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,450  
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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$39,731 - $71,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.59 - $36.18  
   
Overtime
$1.18 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,450  
   
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).
)
$39,731 - $71,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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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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What is it like working as a Dietitian?

Dietitian in Farmville:
"Clinical Dietitian."
Pros: Working with people, individualizing needs, working as a team with other health care professionals.
Cons: No overtime pay.

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Experience Affects Dietitian Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Dietitian Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 11%


up arrow 5%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Nutrition
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%