Nutritionist Salary

A Nutritionist earns an average salary of $42,633 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,423 - $74,624
$29K
$44K
$75K
MEDIAN: $43,564
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50%
90%

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$10.25 - $28.82
$10
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,423 - $74,624  
   
Bonus
$776 - $11,335  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,411 - $70,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $28.82  
   
Overtime
$9.64 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$776 - $11,335  
   
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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$25,411 - $70,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

  • 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.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nutritionist

Pay by Experience for a Nutritionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nutritionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 288 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nutritionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Nutritionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 60 salaries. A Nutritionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,402

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Key Stats for Nutritionist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Nutritionist Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Nutritionist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Patient Counseling
▼12%

Public Health Education
▼12%

Customer Service
▼15%

Dietetics
▼16%

Counseling
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 34%
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