A Dietitian or Nutritionist earns an average salary of $47,093 per year.
Dietitian or Nutritionist Total Pay (?
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$34,570 - $62,635
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,093
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Dietitian or Nutritionist Total Pay (?
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$18.26 - $35.88
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,570 - $62,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,110  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,740  
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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$35,834 - $68,170  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.26 - $35.88  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,110  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,000  
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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$35,834 - $68,170  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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Job Description for Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • 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 Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 4%
Nutrition Support
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Nutrition
up arrow 3%
Dietetics
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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