The average pay for a Dietitian is $51,122 per year.
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$40,693 - $68,110
(Median)
$41K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,121
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$19.88 - $35.72
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$20
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$40,693 - $68,110  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,960 - $71,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.88 - $35.72  
   
Overtime
$24.25 - $46.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,960 - $71,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,197

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Dietitian Reviews

What is it like working as a Dietitian?

Dietitian in Washington:
"It's a great experience to learn and develop healthy food."
Pros: That is not stressful or overwhelming it can be a challenge sometimes.
Cons: The pay and management.

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
$53,000


Skills That Affect Dietitian Salaries

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Oncology
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Geriatrics
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Nutrition Support
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Patient Education
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National Average
$53,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Nutrition
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Health Education
up arrow 3%

Long Term Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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