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
$39,220
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$60,180
75th Percentile Wage
$73,280
90th Percentile Wage
$84,490

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 $84,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietitians and nutritionists is $39,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,180
0.52% 7.69%
2016
$59,870
1.85% -
2015
$58,760
1.96% -
2014
$57,610
1.89% -
2013
$56,520
1.72% -
2012
$55,550
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Compare Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in 40 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 $71,350. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $48,270). 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
$71,350
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$69,750
Outpatient Care Centers
$65,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$64,770
Home Health Care Services
$63,960
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,980
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$62,480
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$62,120
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$61,430
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$61,140
Offices of Chiropractors
$61,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,960
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$60,440
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$60,440
Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$60,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$59,960
Other Residential Care Facilities
$59,580
Offices of Physicians
$59,350
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$59,280
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,050
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$58,410
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$58,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,160
Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,130
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$58,120
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$57,840
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$57,080
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$57,020
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$50,910
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,830
Child Day Care Services
$50,250
Social Assistance
$49,790
Individual and Family Services
$49,710
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,510
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$48,270

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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