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Registered Dietitian Salary (United States)

A Registered Dietitian earns an average salary of $48,291 per year. A skill in Renal is associated with high pay for this job.
Registered Dietitian Salary (?
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$38,387 - $64,811
(Median)
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48K
57K
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MEDIAN: $48,290
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Registered Dietitian Salary (?
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$19.42 - $38.02
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,387 - $64,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
Profit Sharing
$247.47 - $1,667  
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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$38,994 - $71,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 673
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.42 - $38.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$247.47 - $1,667  
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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$38,994 - $71,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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Job Description for Registered Dietitian

Registered dietitians usually work in a hospital or a care facility such as a nursing home or a rehabilitation center. However, they may also privately consult clientele independently. Regardless of their place of employment, they work to assess their patients'/clients' nutritional needs and to create care plans that are tailored to each person's ongoing dietary needs and goals. Registered dietitians also routinely monitor their patients'/clients' basic vital signs and keep track of their body mass indexes (BMIs) and other related measurements.
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Registered Dietitian 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 Dietitian

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Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Nashville
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Philadelphia
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Seattle
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National Average
$50,000
Dallas
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Boston
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Phoenix
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Tucson
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Rochester
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Experience Affects Registered Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Registered Dietitian Salaries

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Eating Disorders
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Diabetes Educator
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Nutrition Support
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Patient Education
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National Average
$50,000
Nutrition
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Weight Loss/Weight Management
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Counseling
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%