Registered Dietician Salary

Registered Dieticians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $50K annually for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Registered Dieticians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,228 - $65,704
$37K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,068
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$15.89 - $39.92
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MEDIAN: $26.18
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$0$71K
Salary $37,228 - $65,704
Bonus $3,500
Total Pay (?
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$37,243 - $71,924
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.89 - $39.92
Overtime $12.75
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $3,500
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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$37,243 - $71,924
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Registered Dietician

Registered dieticians are experts in food and nutrition. They assist clients by assessing their nutritional status and knowledge, as well as developing appropriate nutritional plans that cater to the client's specific needs, illnesses, and comorbidities. A registered dietician educates clients regarding proper nutritional intake, providing examples of how to select and prepare healthy meals. This person also recommends dietary supplements as needed. A registered dietician may be utilized to assist with weight loss, diabetic nutrition education, prenatal nutrition classes, and other specialty nutrition areas.

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Registered Dietician 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 Registered Dietician

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dietician has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dietician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dietician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Registered Dietician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 15 salaries. A Registered Dietician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Registered Dietician

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Registered Dietician Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 27%