Renal Dietitian Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Renal Dietitians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $29.55 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,173 - $74,114
$49K
$59K
$74K
MEDIAN: $58,628
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$24.56 - $37.13
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MEDIAN: $29.68
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$0$75K
Salary $49,173 - $74,114
Bonus $203.73 - $2,009
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$50,063 - $75,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $24.56 - $37.13
Overtime $48.00
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $203.73 - $2,009
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$50,063 - $75,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

Job Description for Renal Dietitian

Positions as a renal dietitian are common at hospitals and clinics, especially those that have specialized care for dialysis patients. The requirements for these positions include being a registered dietitian with the state, which requires a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field. Other potential requirements may include relevant certifications and credentialing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. In addition, many positions require at least one to two years' experience in a job related to clinical nutrition.

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Renal 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 Renal Dietitian


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Renal Dietitians often transition into a Dietitian position. Dietitians report a slightly lower median income of $51K.

Renal Dietitian Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Renal Dietitian


Dominating the field, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Dialysis Clinics, Inc., Fresinius, and Fresenius Medical Care North America are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Renal Dietitians. Fresenius Medical Care North America leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $66K.

Pay by Experience Level for Renal Dietitian

Pay by Experience for a Renal Dietitian has a positive trend. An entry-level Renal Dietitian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Renal Dietitian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Renal Dietitian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 74 salaries. A Renal Dietitian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,502

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

For Renal Dietitians, New York provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Renal Dietitians will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+5 percent) and Dallas (+4 percent). Detroit is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (9 percent less) and Chicago (2 percent less).

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Key Stats for Renal Dietitian

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Renal Dietitian Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Renal Dietitian Salaries

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 17%