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Highest Paying States for Dietitians and Nutritionists

The highest paying states 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 of dietitians and nutritionists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $73,870, California is the highest paying state for dietitians and nutritionists. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $67,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of dietitians and nutritionists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Dietitians and Nutritionists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$73,870
$39,360 7,950
2 Oregon
$67,670
$46,720 710
3 Hawaii
$67,570
$52,230 340
4 Connecticut
$67,550
$47,430 850
5 Rhode Island
$67,020
$20,310 170
6 New Jersey
$66,830
$50,960 1,880
7 Maryland
$66,700
$39,490 1,120
8 Alaska
$66,490
$37,680 150
9 Nevada
$66,370
$45,100 390
10 Delaware
$65,470
$48,170 180
11 New York
$64,440
$45,600 4,800
12 Washington
$63,040
$40,310 1,450
13 District of Columbia
$62,290
$31,690 380
14 Massachusetts
$62,290
$35,970 1,820
15 Minnesota
$60,810
$43,240 1,090
16 New Hampshire
$60,510
$38,820 270
17 Virginia
$60,040
$39,580 1,210
18 Colorado
$59,890
$38,560 1,000
19 Florida
$58,920
$41,760 2,590
20 Wyoming
$57,940
$22,990 90
21 Pennsylvania
$57,730
$33,960 2,950
22 Ohio
$57,380
$41,130 2,440
23 Illinois
$57,320
$33,440 2,340
24 Kentucky
$57,190
$40,900 760
25 Maine
$57,170
$39,220 200
26 West Virginia
$56,500
$33,420 340
27 Nebraska
$56,400
$39,140 560
28 Wisconsin
$56,380
$36,300 1,420
29 Texas
$56,190
$32,640 4,990
30 Vermont
$56,120
$41,190 230
31 Idaho
$56,100
$39,990 270
32 Michigan
$55,480
$37,760 1,790
33 Arizona
$55,160
$30,750 1,390
34 Oklahoma
$54,880
$31,270 780
35 Kansas
$54,850
$34,200 630
36 South Dakota
$54,360
$38,550 200
37 Tennessee
$54,300
$36,040 980
38 North Dakota
$54,130
$31,980 260
39 Alabama
$53,940
$39,120 820
40 Indiana
$53,710
$37,400 1,160
41 North Carolina
$53,540
$38,730 1,940
42 Utah
$53,130
$32,380 680
43 Arkansas
$53,000
$35,080 460
44 South Carolina
$52,620
$31,510 890
45 Montana
$52,130
$31,950 180
46 Louisiana
$51,780
$30,310 870
47 Georgia
$51,760
$32,050 1,830
48 New Mexico
$51,610
$32,630 420
49 Iowa
$50,160
$22,660 740
50 Missouri
$48,830
$32,490 1,520
51 Mississippi
$48,360
$31,120 510
52 Guam
$40,210
$27,570 30
53 Puerto Rico
$35,080
$23,220 590
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