Renal Dietitian Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Renal Dietitians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $26.78 per hour. The top of the range reaches $34.58, and the bottom approaches $21.43 per hour. Cash earnings, including $1,202 each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale, stretch from approximately $42,923 to almost $68,735 depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all—20 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Renal Dietitians. 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  
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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  
PayScale
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.

Renal Dietitian Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Renal Dietitian

Although DaVita Inc. offers the highest salaries in town—median pay is $55,868—workers can only make as much as $67K and scope of pay is rather limited. With a median salary of $53,877, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Renal Dietitians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $68K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Renal Dietitians, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting at around $51K, salaries see a boost to $55K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $59K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Renal Dietitians earning an average of $62K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent 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 21 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$55,000
Houston
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Detroit
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Renal Dietitians will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Renal Dietitians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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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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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%
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