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Renal Dietitian Salary

Renal Dietitians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $27.01 per hour. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $1K each, total incomes of Renal Dietitians generally range from $45K to $71K depending on individual performance. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Renal Dietitians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,811 - $70,119
(Median)
$44K
$56K
$70K
MEDIAN: $55,709
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$22.01 - $34.69
(Median)
$22
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,811 - $70,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $1,226  
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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$45,485 - $71,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.01 - $34.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $1,226  
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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$45,485 - $71,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223

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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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Renal Dietitians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Fresinius, where the average salary comes to $57K.

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 $70K, range in salary is rather small.


Typical Renal Dietitians report a focused set of job skills. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Nutrition is often linked with knowledge of Renal.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Renal Dietitians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $52K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $55K. Renal Dietitians bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $63K.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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 77 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

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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