Average Dietitian or Nutritionist Salary

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The average salary for a Dietitian or Nutritionist is $50,883.
MEDIAN $50,883
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$38k - $74k
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$36k - $77k

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Job Description for Dietitian or Nutritionist

Dietitian or Nutritionist 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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Popular Skills for Dietitian or Nutritionist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Dietitian or Nutritionist

An entry-level Dietitian or Nutritionist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,188 based on 40 salaries. An early career Dietitian or Nutritionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,855 based on 80 salaries. A mid-career Dietitian or Nutritionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,720 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Dietitian or Nutritionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,513 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,957.
Employees with Dietitian or Nutritionist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (21.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (16.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less) and Houston, Texas (1.0% less).

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