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Renal Dietitian Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Renal Dietitians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $26.95 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $1K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $45K and hits $71K on the high end. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,779 - $69,757
(Median)
$44K
$56K
$70K
MEDIAN: $55,593
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$22.01 - $34.50
(Median)
$22
$27
$34
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$43,779 - $69,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $1,231  
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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$45,462 - $71,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.01 - $34.50  
   
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 - $1,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $1,231  
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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$45,462 - $71,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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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


Fresinius leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $57K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $55K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $69K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Typical Renal Dietitians report a focused set of job skills. Renal and Nutrition are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Nutrition and Renal are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

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


For Renal Dietitians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $52K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $55K. On average, Renal Dietitians make $59K following 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 $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 2%

Nutrition
0%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%