Registered Dietitian Salary (United States)

A Registered Dietitian earns an average salary of $48,013 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Eating Disorders and Renal.
Registered Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$37,919 - $64,829
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48K
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MEDIAN: $48,013
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Registered Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$19.34 - $37.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,919 - $64,829  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
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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$38,720 - $70,880  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.34 - $37.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
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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$38,720 - $70,880  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
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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 Difference By Location

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

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Registered Dietitian Salaries

Eating Disorders
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Diabetes Educator
up arrow 4%
Nutrition Support
up arrow 1%
Patient Education
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Nutrition
0%
National Average
$50,000
Weight Loss/Weight Management
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
Counseling
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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%
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