Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary

The average salary for a Dietitian or Nutritionist is $51,096 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Nutrition is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,184 - $76,052
$39K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,406
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$17.23 - $44.46
$17
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$44
MEDIAN: $25.79
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$0$79K
Salary $39,184 - $76,052
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$39,178 - $79,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.23 - $44.46
Overtime $34.31
Annual Data $0$79K
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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$39,178 - $79,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Dietitian or Nutritionist

Dietitians work with their clients to create nutritionally sound plans which are individualized and based on clients' particular needs and goals. Medical history and standings must be considered, which may require working with a client’s doctor if permission is granted.

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Dietitian or Nutritionist Tasks

  • 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.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dietitian or Nutritionist

Pay by Experience for a Dietitian or Nutritionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietitian or Nutritionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietitian or Nutritionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Dietitian or Nutritionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. A Dietitian or Nutritionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Dietitian or Nutritionist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Nutrition
▲13%

National Average
$53,000

Counseling
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 36%
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