A Nutritionist earns an average salary of $41,471 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,450 - $73,125
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $41,471
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$10.52 - $30.05
(Median)
$11
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,450 - $73,125  
   
Bonus
$811 - $49,316  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,476 - $69,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$330$660$990
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $30.05  
   
Overtime
$1.17 - $979  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$700K$1.4M$2.1M
Bonus
$811 - $49,316  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$26,476 - $69,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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Job Description for Nutritionist

A nutritionist is a person who studies and provides recommendations about diets for individuals and institutions. Schools, hospitals, and clinics may have nutritionists who ensure that meal offerings meet general health needs. Nutritionists can also work one-on-one with individuals. They can provide dietary plans for persons wanting to lose weight, specific training suggestions for athletes, and guidance to patients who may require nutritional help because of chronic diseases or treatments.

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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 Nutritionist

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Experience Affects Nutritionist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Nutritionist Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Nutrition
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 8%

Public Health Education
up arrow 8%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 10%

Dietetics
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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