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Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary (United States)

A Dietitian or Nutritionist earns an average salary of $48,256 per year.
Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary (?
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$34,864 - $63,651
(Median)
35K
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48K
55K
64K
MEDIAN: $48,256
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Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary (?
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$18.37 - $35.23
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,864 - $63,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,781  
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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$36,248 - $68,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.37 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,781  
   
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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$36,248 - $68,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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 15%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$50,000
Nutrition
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%