Nutritionist Salary

A Nutritionist earns an average salary of $41,002 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,566 - $67,522

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$11.96 - $30.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,566 - $67,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
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$28,761 - $66,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $30.28  
   
Overtime
$3.88 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
   
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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$28,761 - $66,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Experience Affects Nutritionist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Nutritionist Salaries

Counseling
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National Average
$40,000

Nutrition
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Patient Counseling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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