Renal Dietitian Salary

Most Renal Dietitians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.21 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. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most Renal Dietitians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,815 - $69,727
(Median)
$44K
$55K
$70K
MEDIAN: $55,348
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$22.09 - $34.90
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$22
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,815 - $69,727  
   
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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$45,593 - $71,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.09 - $34.90  
   
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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$45,593 - $71,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 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.

Pay for Renal Dietitians is the lowest at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., which has a median salary of $55K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $70K.


Renal Dietitians report a narrow range of specific 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.


For Renal Dietitians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $52K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $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 $64K.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

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

Renal
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Nutrition
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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