Registered Clinical Dietitian Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Registered Clinical Dietitians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $51K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,796 - $66,188
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $50,865
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$20.09 - $40.00
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MEDIAN: $29.22
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Salary
$43,796 - $66,188  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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$43,228 - $72,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.09 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$43,228 - $72,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Registered Clinical Dietitian


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For Registered Clinical Dietitians who go on to become Clinical Nutrition Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Clinical Nutrition Manager earns $62K annually. A lot of Registered Clinical Dietitians advance their careers by becoming Registered Dietitians and Clinical Dietitians. However, those positions offer $4K less and $5K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Registered Clinical Dietitian


Registered Clinical Dietitians note just a narrow range of job skills. 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 familiar with Patient Education tend to be well versed in Counseling and Nutrition Support. The majority of those who know Nutrition also know Nutrition Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Pay by Experience for a Registered Clinical Dietitian has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Clinical Dietitian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Clinical Dietitian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Registered Clinical Dietitian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 26 salaries. A Registered Clinical Dietitian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries



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National Average
$53,000


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%
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