Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for dietitians and nutritionists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,360
25th Percentile Wage
$61,160
50th Percentile Wage
$73,870
75th Percentile Wage
$86,430
90th Percentile Wage
$99,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,870
1.14% 6.76%
2016
$73,030
0.31% -
2015
$72,800
1.46% -
2014
$71,740
0.45% -
2013
$71,420
3.56% -
2012
$68,880
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in state of California ranges from $30,740 to $86,310. The highest paying area for dietitians and nutritionists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $86,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $83,310). The lowest paying area is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $30,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,310
Salinas
$83,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$81,980
Vallejo-Fairfield
$81,090
Modesto
$80,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$80,270
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,260
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$78,040
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$77,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$75,900
Visalia-Porterville
$75,770
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$75,340
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$74,960
Napa
$74,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$73,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$72,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$72,260
Bakersfield-Delano
$71,930
Stockton
$70,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$70,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$70,110
Redding
$67,970
Chico
$67,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$66,430
Fresno
$64,350
Yuba City
$63,490
Madera-Chowchilla
$62,880
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$62,130
Hanford-Corcoran
$30,740




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