The average annual and hourly salaries for dietitians and nutritionists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists amongst Louisiana 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,310|
|25th Percentile Wage||$41,550|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,780|
|75th Percentile Wage||$63,940|
|90th Percentile Wage||$76,160|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,310.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in state of Louisiana ranges from $35,990 to $58,300. The highest paying area for dietitians and nutritionists in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $58,300. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Alexandria (mean annual salary $56,030). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,990.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner|| |
|Lake Charles|| |
|Shreveport-Bossier City|| |
|Baton Rouge|| |
|New Iberia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux|| |
|Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area|| |