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Registered Dietician Salary (United States)

Registered Dieticians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $46K per year for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $34K, and the top verges on $68K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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Registered Dietician Salary (?
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$34,534 - $62,091
(Median)
35K
46K
52K
62K
MEDIAN: $45,677
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Registered Dietician Salary (?
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$15.13 - $39.64
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,534 - $62,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$34,342 - $68,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $39.64  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $28.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$34,342 - $68,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Registered Dietician

Registered dieticians are experts in food and nutrition. They assist clients by assessing their nutritional status and knowledge, as well as developing appropriate nutritional plans that cater to the client's specific needs, illnesses, and comorbidities. A registered dietician educates clients regarding proper nutritional intake, providing examples of how to select and prepare healthy meals. This person also recommends dietary supplements as needed. A registered dietician may be utilized to assist with weight loss, diabetic nutrition education, prenatal nutrition classes, and other specialty nutrition areas.
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Registered Dietician 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 Registered Dietician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $44K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Registered Dieticians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.
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Experience Affects Registered Dietician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%