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Renal Dietitian Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Renal Dietitians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $26.78 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Renal Dietitians stretch from $44K on the lower end to $71K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K from bonuses and $2K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Renal Dietitians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Renal Dietitian Salary (?
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$42,923 - $68,735
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MEDIAN: $54,129
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Renal Dietitian Salary (?
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$21.43 - $34.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$42,923 - $68,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $1,521  
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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$44,165 - $70,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.43 - $34.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
   
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $1,521  
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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$44,165 - $70,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Renal Dietitian

Although salaries only range from $46K to just $67K, DaVita Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $56K. Renal Dietitians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $54K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $68K, leaving little room for growth. DaVita Inc. is yet another employer known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries.

Renal Dietitians usually report a few specific skills. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Nutrition tend to be skilled in Renal as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Renal Dietitians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $51K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, slightly more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$55,000
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Detroit
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Renal Dietitians, 22 percent higher than the national average. Renal Dietitians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Detroit is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$55,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Renal Dietitian Salaries

Renal
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Nutrition
0%
National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%