A Dietitian or Nutritionist earns an average salary of $50,465 per year.

$36,766 - $72,023
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,465
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$16.64 - $44.70
(Median)
$17
$24
$45
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,766 - $72,023  
   
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$38,112 - $74,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
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$38,112 - $74,956  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Dietitian or Nutritionist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Dietitian or Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Nutrition
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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