Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dietitians and nutritionists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,680
25th Percentile Wage
$42,700
50th Percentile Wage
$56,230
75th Percentile Wage
$71,000
90th Percentile Wage
$79,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $79,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietitians and nutritionists is $33,680.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,2301.32%4.41%
201555,4900.40%-
201455,2702.89%-
201353,670-0.15%-
201253,750--

Compare Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $71,120. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $48,840). For detailed dietitians and nutritionists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$71,120
Federal government, including USPS
$71,120
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,750
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,230
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,520
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$52,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,840

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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