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Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dietitians and nutritionists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,520
25th Percentile Wage
$52,720
50th Percentile Wage
$61,250
75th Percentile Wage
$74,100
90th Percentile Wage
$84,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dietitians and nutritionists is $84,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietitians and nutritionists is $38,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,2503.58%18.48%
201559,0606.89%-
201454,99018.57%-
201344,780-11.50%-
201249,930--

Compare Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for dietitians and nutritionists occupations is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $61,840. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $53,550). For detailed dietitians and nutritionists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$61,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,250
Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,660
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$59,610
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$53,550

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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