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.
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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.Read More...
Strong customer service and people skills are important in this position, and dieticians must be good listeners in order to truly understand what clients need and why other plans may have failed. Dieticians may work in private practice, a hospital, or an assisted living facility, and generally create meal plans which clients can follow with ease. Prior to developing a meal plan, a dietician should learn about the client's current diet in order to make necessary changes or recommend particular sources of nutrition. It may also be helpful to teach healthy eating habits so that good choices can be made.
Some dieticians may perform certain health screenings, and sessions may be on an individual or a group basis. When references to community resources are needed, dieticians should be able to provide them; maintaining a thorough network of medical providers and community resources is important in order to provide excellent customer service. It is also important to stay up-to-date in the nutrition field to incorporate new knowledge into nutrition programs.
A bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field is generally required for this position, as well as current and valid state certification.
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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