Renal Dietitian Salary

Most Renal Dietitians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.28 per hour. In the world of Renal Dietitians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $1K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $72K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Renal Dietitians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,972 - $70,611

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$22.11 - $35.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,972 - $70,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
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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$45,673 - $71,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.11 - $35.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
   
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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$45,673 - $71,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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.

Common Career Paths for Renal Dietitian


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Many Renal Dietitians move into Dietitian or Nutritionist roles. Dietitian or Nutritionists seem to make a little less than Renal Dietitians as their salaries average out to $46K a year.

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Renal Dietitians in search of the best pay head to DaVita Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $57K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $67K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $47K.

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.


Job skills reported by Renal Dietitians are limited. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Nutrition tends to also indicate an understanding of Renal.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $52K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $55K. Renal Dietitians see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $64K.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

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

Renal
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Nutrition
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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