Renal Dietitian Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Renal Dietitians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.14 per hour. In the world of Renal Dietitians, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $72K at the top; this can include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $1K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Renal Dietitians report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,068 - $70,200
(Median)
$44K
$56K
$70K
MEDIAN: $55,825
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$22.01 - $34.90
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$22
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$44,068 - $70,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $1,454  
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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$45,572 - $71,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.01 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $1,454  
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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$45,572 - $71,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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

  • 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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Salary cannot be beat at DaVita Inc., where median pay comes to $57K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $47K, and the higher end is not far away at $67K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. — median pay is $55K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $47K and only reaching $70K.


Renal Dietitians only report a few specific skills. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Nutrition and Renal are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

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


Renal Dietitians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $52K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $55K. Renal Dietitians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. As Renal Dietitians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Renal Dietitian Salaries

Renal
up arrow 1%

Nutrition
0%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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