Registered Dietician Salary

Most Registered Dieticians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $46K annually. Compensation ranges between $36K and $68K per year. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,992 - $63,820

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$17.38 - $41.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,992 - $63,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$35,568 - $68,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $41.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$35,568 - $68,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.


For many Registered Dieticians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $45K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Registered Dietician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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