The average salary for a Registered Dietitian is $51,762.
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Job Description for Registered Dietitian
Registered dietitians usually work in a hospital or a care facility such as a nursing home or a rehabilitation center. However, they may also privately consult clientele independently. Regardless of their place of employment, they work to assess their patients'/clients' nutritional needs and to create care plans that are tailored to each person's ongoing dietary needs and goals. Registered dietitians also routinely monitor their patients'/clients' basic vital signs and keep track of their body m…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Dietitian
The top respondents for the job title Registered Dietitian are from the companies DaVita Inc., Sodexo, Inc. and Healthcare Services Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Fresenius Medical Care North America where the average pay is $67,537. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., earning around $60,628 and $59,369, respectively. Morrison Healthcare pays the lowest at around $45,365. Compass Group and Healthcare Services Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,048 and $50,220, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Registered Dietitian
Skills in Nutrition, Patient Education, Counseling, Dietetics and Weight Loss/Weight Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dietitian
An entry-level Registered Dietitian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,052 based on 363 salaries. An early career Registered Dietitian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,457 based on 1,616 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dietitian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 610 salaries. An experienced Registered Dietitian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,756 based on 470 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,511.
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Employees with Registered Dietitian in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.4% less).
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