Renal Dietitians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $28.73 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,515 - $73,138
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MEDIAN: $58,634
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$23.86 - $36.45
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$48,515 - $73,138  
   
Bonus
$298.66 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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$49,102 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.86 - $36.45  
   
Overtime
$38.25  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$298.66 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$49,102 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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Job Description for Renal Dietitian

Positions as a renal dietitian are common at hospitals and clinics, especially those that have specialized care for dialysis patients. The requirements for these positions include being a registered dietitian with the state, which requires a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field. Other potential requirements may include relevant certifications and credentialing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. In addition, many positions require at least one to two years' experience in a job related to clinical nutrition.

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Renal Dietitian Tasks

  • 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.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • 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.

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Renal Dietitians who transition into a Dietitian position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Dietitians sits around the $51K per year mark.

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Dialysis Clinics, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $66K on average.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $50K to just $73K — but Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $56K.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Renal Dietitians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $55K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $58K. Renal Dietitians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.

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Key Stats for Renal Dietitian

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Renal Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Renal
up arrow 1%

Nutrition
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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