The average pay for a Registered Dietitian is $47,419 per year.
Registered Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$37,069 - $64,578
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MEDIAN: $47,419
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Registered Dietitian Total Pay (?
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$18.95 - $36.69
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,069 - $64,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,067  
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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$38,042 - $70,429  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.95 - $36.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,067  
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).
)
$38,042 - $70,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,176
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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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Colorado Springs
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Philadelphia
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Nashville
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Seattle
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Dallas
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National Average
$50,000
Denver
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Atlanta
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Boston
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Detroit
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Experience Affects Registered Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Registered Dietitian Salaries

Nutrition Support
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Nutrition
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Patient Education
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Weight Loss/Weight Management
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National Average
$50,000
Counseling
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%
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