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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 $73,030, California is the highest paying state for dietitians and nutritionists. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $68,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$73,030
$40,570 7,860
2 Oregon
$68,090
$46,340 720
3 New Jersey
$66,550
$48,620 1,790
4 Connecticut
$66,380
$44,010 770
5 Maryland
$66,200
$39,720 1,010
6 Hawaii
$66,120
$50,500 400
7 Washington
$66,010
$43,250 1,160
8 Rhode Island
$65,560
$38,120 170
9 Nevada
$65,210
$42,580 330
10 Alaska
$64,480
$37,610 150
11 District of Columbia
$63,160
$33,540 250
12 New York
$63,000
$43,420 4,960
13 Delaware
$62,560
$39,380 180
14 New Hampshire
$61,450
$41,710 260
15 Minnesota
$59,700
$43,390 1,190
16 Massachusetts
$59,470
$33,040 1,880
17 Colorado
$58,640
$39,910 910
18 Maine
$58,100
$38,370 230
19 Virginia
$57,810
$37,680 1,220
20 Texas
$57,750
$37,200 4,610
21 Ohio
$57,350
$42,470 2,340
22 West Virginia
$57,240
$35,670 360
23 Wyoming
$57,080
$21,950 90
24 Illinois
$56,840
$34,080 2,210
25 Pennsylvania
$56,480
$33,270 2,860
26 Florida
$56,310
$35,730 2,950
27 Vermont
$56,120
$41,190 200
28 Wisconsin
$55,880
$34,280 1,410
29 Kentucky
$55,860
$40,170 850
30 Michigan
$55,740
$40,180 1,760
31 Indiana
$55,430
$37,790 1,100
32 Kansas
$54,740
$33,450 600
33 Arizona
$54,400
$30,060 1,200
34 Tennessee
$54,310
$34,490 990
35 Idaho
$54,010
$40,260 270
36 Nebraska
$53,930
$38,630 550
37 Oklahoma
$53,910
$29,150 730
38 Arkansas
$53,840
$37,170 460
39 New Mexico
$53,830
$36,630 360
40 Alabama
$53,540
$34,500 850
41 North Carolina
$53,340
$37,320 1,910
42 Iowa
$53,180
$27,210 650
43 Georgia
$52,720
$28,650 1,760
44 South Dakota
$51,280
$39,990 170
45 North Dakota
$51,060
$25,340 270
46 South Carolina
$50,930
$27,310 900
47 Louisiana
$50,430
$30,920 850
48 Utah
$50,150
$31,300 630
49 Montana
$48,650
$32,300 180
50 Missouri
$48,300
$31,580 1,410
51 Mississippi
$45,960
$30,100 510
52 Guam
$37,460
$26,440 30
53 Puerto Rico
$34,070
$19,420 560
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