Registered Dietician Salary (United States)

A Registered Dietician earns an average salary of $45,406 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Registered Dietician Salary (?
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$34,571 - $61,451
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MEDIAN: $45,406
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Registered Dietician Salary (?
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$15.86 - $40.75
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,571 - $61,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$34,702 - $68,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.86 - $40.75  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$34,702 - $68,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Registered Dietician

  • 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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Experience Affects Registered Dietician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%