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Highest Paying Industries for Dietitians and Nutritionists

The top 100 highest paying industries for dietitians and nutritionists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,840, educational support services is the highest paying industry for dietitians and nutritionists. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $70,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Dietitians and Nutritionists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Educational Support Services
$71,840
40
2 Federal government, including USPS
$70,030
2,070
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$70,030
2,070
4 Insurance Carriers
$66,970
80
5 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$66,940
60
6 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$66,450
90
7 Finance and Insurance
$66,310
90
8 Manufacturing
$65,960
80
9 Animal Food Manufacturing
$65,000
60
10 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$64,640
180
11 Food Manufacturing
$64,500
70
12 Home Health Care Services
$63,340
1,180
13 Office Administrative Services
$62,120
70
14 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$61,310
n/a
15 Outpatient Care Centers
$61,210
5,260
16 Temporary Help Services
$60,760
190
17 Employment Services
$60,140
240
18 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$60,020
11,120
19 Wholesale Trade
$59,970
170
20 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$59,950
80
21 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$59,780
1,170
22 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,770
1,250
23 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,080
360
24 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,980
60
25 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$58,810
780
26 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$58,720
410
27 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$58,580
1,430
28 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$58,240
n/a
29 Nonstore Retailers
$58,240
n/a
30 Offices of Physicians
$58,160
2,770
31 Scientific Research and Development Services
$58,140
160
32 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$57,870
150
33 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$57,760
4,950
34 Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,730
16,990
35 Hospitals - State government owned
$57,620
1,080
36 Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,610
39,800
37 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,530
2,510
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,530
15,460
39 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,510
19,970
40 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$57,430
1,760
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,280
17,930
42 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$57,200
120
43 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$57,120
80
44 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$56,800
150
45 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$56,510
6,480
46 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$56,470
590
47 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,360
1,000
48 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$56,150
100
49 Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,550
1,900
50 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,540
1,880
51 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,500
13,000
52 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,330
740
53 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,270
8,770
54 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,270
8,770
55 Special Food Services
$55,070
3,400
56 Food Services and Drinking Places
$55,030
3,450
57 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,990
650
58 Accommodation and Food Services
$54,970
3,470
59 Facilities Support Services
$54,970
40
60 Educational Services - State government owned
$54,920
520
61 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,700
510
62 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,450
430
63 Educational Services - Privately owned
$53,800
260
64 Educational Services
$53,690
1,510
65 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,560
190
66 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,330
480
67 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$52,660
6,500
68 Educational Services - Local government owned
$52,480
730
69 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$52,180
530
70 Administrative and Support Services
$51,900
470
71 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,900
470
72 State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,590
4,430
73 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$51,580
60
74 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$51,400
700
75 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$50,980
670
76 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,780
90
77 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,780
90
78 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,760
3,860
79 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,460
1,070
80 Health and Personal Care Stores
$49,650
190
81 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$49,160
40
82 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$48,970
320
83 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,860
250
84 Retail Trade
$48,450
650
85 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,090
90
86 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,730
2,830
87 Consumer Goods Rental
$47,680
70
88 Rental and Leasing Services
$47,680
70
89 Individual and Family Services
$47,430
1,550
90 Social Assistance
$46,950
2,220
91 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,270
210
92 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$46,200
190
93 Grocery Stores
$46,080
370
94 Food and Beverage Stores
$46,080
370
95 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$46,060
190
96 Personal Care Services
$45,930
1,020
97 Personal and Laundry Services
$45,930
1,020
98 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$45,540
190
99 Social Advocacy Organizations
$43,050
110
100 Child Day Care Services
$40,680
310
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