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Renal Dietitian Salary

Most Renal Dietitians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $26.67 per hour. Total cash earnings of Renal Dietitians range from $45K on the low end to $71K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $1K and $2K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the specific company. The majority of Renal Dietitians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$43,315 - $68,891
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MEDIAN: $55,085
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,315 - $68,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,198  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $1,510  
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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$44,726 - $70,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.65 - $34.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $1,510  
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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$44,726 - $70,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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


Salaries are easily beat at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where median pay comes to just $55K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $46K and ending at $68K, range in salary is rather small.


Survey takers who work as Renal Dietitians usually report a few specific skills. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Renal is a skill commonly found among those who know Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Renal Dietitians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $63K.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%