Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary

A Dietitian or Nutritionist earns an average salary of $49,828 per year.

$36,303 - $69,806
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,828
10%
50%
90%

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$18.73 - $43.63
(Median)
$19
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,303 - $69,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$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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$38,673 - $77,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$18.73 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $85.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$38,673 - $77,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

  • 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

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
0%

National Average
$51,000

Nutrition
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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