Registered Clinical Dietitian Salary

Registered Clinical Dietitians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $51K per year for pay. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Registered Clinical Dietitians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,304 - $66,778
$43K
$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $51,074
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$20.25 - $37.25
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$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.91
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$0$71K
Salary $43,304 - $66,778
Bonus $1,888
Total Pay (?
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$43,164 - $71,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $20.25 - $37.25
Overtime $44.62
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $1,888
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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$43,164 - $71,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Registered clinical dietitians are trained nutritional professionals. Their jobs vary depending on the employer, but their main overall objective is to promote a healthy and sustainable diet. They often do this by counseling others on food and nutrition. As clinical dietitians, they may also provide care to patients at hospitals or those who have various diseases or conditions; in this case, they not only counsel patients on food choices, but also monitor and assess their situations and determine optimal nutritional choices based on their' medical conditions.

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Registered Clinical 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.

Common Career Paths for Registered Clinical Dietitian


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For Registered Clinical Dietitians who go on to become Clinical Nutrition Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Clinical Nutrition Manager earns $62K annually. Registered Clinical Dietitians most often advance into Registered Dietitian and Clinical Dietitian positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Clinical Dietitian


Registered Clinical Dietitians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Nutrition Support, Nutrition, Patient Education, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Counseling. Most people experienced in Nutrition also know Nutrition Support. The majority of those who know Patient Education also know Counseling and Nutrition Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Pay by Experience for a Registered Clinical Dietitian has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Clinical Dietitian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Clinical Dietitian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Registered Clinical Dietitian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 26 salaries. A Registered Clinical Dietitian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Registered Clinical Dietitian

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▲11%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Registered Clinical Dietitian Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$53,000



▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 27%