A Nutritional Assistant earns an average wage of $11.44 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,740 - $27,055
(Median)
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$19K
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MEDIAN: $18,825
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$9.06 - $16.88
(Median)
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$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,825  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,724 - $34,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $16.88  
   
Overtime
$16.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$17,724 - $34,246  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Nutritional Assistant

Nutrition assistants are responsible for coordinating nutritional programs and assisting patients with nutritional initiatives, as well as helping dietitians with patient assessments and developing nutritional programs based on patients' needs. They should work well in a team setting with other assistants to share important information, but also on their own with minimal supervision, and they typically report their progress to the dietitian in charge.

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Nutritional Assistant Tasks

  • Refer participants to health care and community services.
  • Determine eligibility food assistance.
  • Interview patients to evaluate dietary histories of individuals to plan nutritional programs.
  • Provide guidance and educational materials for food selection and menu planning based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.

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Experience Affects Nutritional Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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