Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary

A Dietitian or Nutritionist earns an average salary of $48,618 per year.

$35,172 - $64,093
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,618
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90%

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$19.05 - $36.31
(Median)
$19
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,172 - $64,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,082  
Total Pay (?
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$36,898 - $69,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.05 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,082  
   
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).
)
$36,898 - $69,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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
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Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Nutrition
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%
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