$51,350
Avg. Salary
$26.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,490

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$13,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Registered Dietitian is $26.61 per hour.

The average pay for a Registered Dietitian is $51,350 per year.

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$20.16
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$37.04
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MEDIAN $26.61
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$40k
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MEDIAN $51,350
$40,298 - $67,417
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MEDIAN: $51,350
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$0$72K
Salary $40,298 - $67,417
Bonus $296 - $5,295
Profit Sharing $456 - $14,795
Commission $1,973 - $29,799
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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$41,024 - $72,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,934
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $20.16 - $37.04
Overtime $29.14 - $50.44
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $296 - $5,295
Commission $1,973 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $456 - $14,795
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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$41,024 - $72,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,502

Job Description

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 mass indexes (BMIs) and other related measurements.

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Common Career Paths


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At the upper end, Registered Dietitians who move into a Physician Assistant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Physician Assistants is a much higher $84K per year. Registered Dietitians most often advance into Dietitian or Nutritionist and Dietitian positions even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Registered Dietitians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Renal, Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, and Diabetes Educator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Diabetes Education. Those proficient in Counseling are, more often than not, also skilled in Patient Education.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dietitian has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dietitian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dietitian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 364 salaries. An experienced Registered Dietitian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 327 salaries. A Registered Dietitian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 210 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,199

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Registered Dietitians, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Registered Dietitians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). Registered Dietitians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Registered Dietitians in Nashville bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Phoenix (18 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitian in Hartford:
"Fair to below average."
Pros: Close to family and children
Cons: Lacks variety of Opportunities

Registered Dietitian in Cherry Hill:
"I like New Jersey."
Pros: Not hectic
Cons: miss the city

Registered Dietitian in Henderson:
"Hard work that few people value."
Pros: The people I work with make my job worth doing.
Cons: My patients see no value in changing their health, and rarely work to change it.

Registered Dietitian in San Diego:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Very fulfilling work, do many 'thank you's' from patients.
Cons: Very abysmal pay.

Registered Dietitian in Cleveland:
"Flexible."
Pros: Hours, flexibility, critical care and working with physicians.
Cons: Salary, under compensated for complexity of acute care.

Registered Dietitian in Richmond:
Pros: Good pay, good benefits, good office conditions, casual attire, personal computer, job security, 401k company match, travel reimbursement.
Cons: Stress, challenging clientele.

Registered Dietitian in Medford:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I love being able to help people who want to help themselves. Community outreach is one of my favorite parts of my job, reaching out to all types of populations and adjusting education based on their individual needs.
Cons: Nutrition and dietetics is a under-recognized field. It is new and growing.

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Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 496 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲4%





National Average
$53,000



▼1%

Nutrition
▼2%

Patient Education
▼2%

▼3%


▼3%


Diabetes Education
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 496 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 26%