Registered Dietician Salary

Most Registered Dieticians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,982 - $65,000
$36K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,360
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$18.74 - $38.74
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,982 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,655 - $70,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$18.74 - $38.74  
   
Overtime
$12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$36,655 - $70,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

  • 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 Registered Dietician

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dietician has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dietician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dietician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Registered Dietician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 15 salaries. A Registered Dietician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Registered Dietician

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Registered Dietician Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 25%
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