Women comprise the majority of Registered Clinical Dietitians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $52K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Registered Clinical Dietitians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,116 - $68,790
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$44K
$52K
$69K
MEDIAN: $51,525
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$19.94 - $38.43
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$20
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$44,116 - $68,790  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$42,733 - $74,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.94 - $38.43  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$42,733 - $74,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Registered clinical dietitians are trained nutritional professionals. Their jobs vary depending on the employer, but their main overall objective is to promote a healthy and sustainable diet. They often do this by counseling others on food and nutrition. As clinical dietitians, they may also provide care to patients at hospitals or those who have various diseases or conditions; in this case, they not only counsel patients on food choices, but also monitor and assess their situations and determine optimal nutritional choices based on their' medical conditions.

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Registered Clinical Dietitian 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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Registered Clinical Dietitians who become Clinical Nutrition Managers position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $62K per year. Many Registered Clinical Dietitians go on to become Registered Dietitians or Clinical Dietitians despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $6K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Clinical Dietitian


Job skills reported by Registered Clinical Dietitians are limited. Most notably, skills in Nutrition Support, Nutrition, Patient Education, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Counseling. Those proficient in Nutrition are, more often than not, also skilled in Nutrition Support. Most people familiar with Patient Education also know Counseling and Nutrition Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Clinical Dietitian

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Clinical Dietitians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Registered Clinical Dietitian generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $68K.

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Experience Affects Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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