Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for dietitians and nutritionists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists amongst Kentucky metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,900
25th Percentile Wage
$48,770
50th Percentile Wage
$57,190
75th Percentile Wage
$64,010
90th Percentile Wage
$74,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,190
2.33% 15.67%
2016
$55,860
3.58% -
2015
$53,860
5.42% -
2014
$50,940
2.36% -
2013
$49,740
3.04% -
2012
$48,230
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in state of Kentucky ranges from $53,330 to $68,600. The highest paying area for dietitians and nutritionists in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $68,600. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $59,670). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$68,600
Louisville-Jefferson County
$59,670
Lexington-Fayette
$57,010
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,750
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,640
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,300
Evansville
$55,430
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$53,330




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