Average Dietitian Salary

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The average salary for a Dietitian is $52,356.
MEDIAN $52,356
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$41k - $69k
$154 - $6k
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$700 - $2k
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$41k - $73k

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Job Description for Dietitian

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.
The top respondents for the job title Dietitian are from the companies DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Morrison Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at DaVita Inc. where the average pay is $64,329. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care North America and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., earning around $57,200 and $55,111, respectively. Aramark pays the lowest at around $47,453. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. and Morrison Healthcare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,500 and $48,528, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Dietitian

Skills in Nutrition Support and Renal are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling, Patient Education and Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Dietitian

An entry-level Dietitian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,005 based on 398 salaries. An early career Dietitian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,443 based on 797 salaries. A mid-career Dietitian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,600 based on 348 salaries. An experienced Dietitian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,106 based on 313 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,697.
Employees with Dietitian in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.5% more) and New York, New York (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (4.9% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.7% less).

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