Dietitian Salary

A Dietitian earns an average salary of $51,007 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oncology, Eating Disorders, and Renal. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$41,291 - $69,502
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MEDIAN: $51,716
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$19.96 - $36.21
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$0$72K
Salary $41,291 - $69,502
Bonus $290.87 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$41,536 - $72,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 491
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.96 - $36.21
Hourly Tips $2.17
Overtime $17.26 - $50.68
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $290.87 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$41,536 - $72,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 421

Job Description for Dietitian

A dietitian's work involves teaching individuals about nutrition, doing evaluations of patients'/clients' nutritional needs, developing the appropriate meal plans, monitoring the effects of the meal plans, and changing the meal plans as necessary. Some dietitians also give talks to groups of people to educate them about proper eating and disease prevention.

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Dietitian Tasks

  • 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.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dietitian

Pay by Experience for a Dietitian has a positive trend. An entry-level Dietitian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 510 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dietitian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Dietitian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 172 salaries. A Dietitian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 92 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,576

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Dietitian Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dietitian?

Dietitian in New Haven:
Pros:
Cons: Morrison does not value its registered dietitians. Its sole purpose is to achieve good scores, which it ironically attempts to achieve not by providing good customer service or high quality food, but by bribing patients to forget how terrible their overall experience has been with cheap apologies like cookies and coffee carts. They believe that the RDs should drop their clinical duties to assist with tasks like taking orders and delivering trays on a regular basis. Although there are RDs in upper management, they too become obsessed with scores and forget that behind every survey is a patient with a real medical problem. They offer no defined raises for achieving an advanced degree, and there is little or no opportunity for growth short of becoming a manager and losing patient contact. In keeping with not valuing its RDs, Morrison also does not fulfill the medical nutrition therapies prescribed by doctors or RDs.

Dietitian in Washington:
"It's a great experience to learn and develop healthy food."
Pros: That is not stressful or overwhelming it can be a challenge sometimes.
Cons: The pay and management.

Dietitian in Farmville:
"Clinical Dietitian."
Pros: Working with people, individualizing needs, working as a team with other health care professionals.
Cons: No overtime pay.

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Key Stats for Dietitian

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Dietitian Salaries

▲21%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dietitian Salaries

Oncology
▲13%

Eating Disorders
▲10%

▲9%


Geriatrics
▲6%


National Average
$54,000

Patient Education
▼1%

▼2%

▼2%

Health Education
▼2%

Pediatrics
▼2%

Long Term Care
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%