Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dietitians and nutritionists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,310
25th Percentile Wage
$49,540
50th Percentile Wage
$59,870
75th Percentile Wage
$72,820
90th Percentile Wage
$83,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $83,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietitians and nutritionists is $39,310.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,8701.85%7.22%
201558,7601.96%-
201457,6101.89%-
201356,5201.72%-
201255,550--

Compare Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities industry with an annual salary $82,390. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $45,290). For detailed dietitians and nutritionists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$82,390
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$68,230
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$68,190
Home Health Care Services
$66,580
Outpatient Care Centers
$64,880
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$64,540
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,890
Hospitals - State government owned
$61,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$61,150
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$60,940
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$60,770
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$60,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$59,730
Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,520
Offices of Chiropractors
$59,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,440
Offices of Physicians
$59,390
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$59,350
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$59,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$59,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$59,110
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$59,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,310
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$58,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$58,180
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,400
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,400
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$57,330
Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,410
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$55,390
Other Residential Care Facilities
$54,580
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$52,050
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$51,270
Individual and Family Services
$51,120
Social Assistance
$50,320
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$49,810
Child Day Care Services
$45,290

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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