Renal Dietitian Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Renal Dietitians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $26.78 per hour. Pay begins at $21.43 per hour on the low end and climbs to $34.58 near the top. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $1,202, total cash payment to Renal Dietitians can bottom out near $44,165 or peak near $70,776. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residency, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's 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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MEDIAN: $26.00
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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  
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  
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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Renal Dietitian

DaVita Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $55,868, though salaries there max out at $67K. 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.

Survey takers who work as Renal Dietitians usually report a few specific skills. Nutrition and Renal are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Renal Dietitians can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting at around $51K, salaries see a boost to $55K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $59K. After 20 years in the field, Renal Dietitians see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth 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 about one-fifth. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Renal Dietitians that is 22 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Renal Dietitians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Detroit is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$55,000
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Skills That Affect Renal Dietitian Salaries

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Nutrition
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National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 98 votes.

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%