Dietitians and Nutritionists Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for dietitians and nutritionists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists amongst Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,040
25th Percentile Wage
$45,040
50th Percentile Wage
$54,300
75th Percentile Wage
$63,250
90th Percentile Wage
$75,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,040.

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
$54,300
-0.02% 9.15%
2016
$54,310
3.55% -
2015
$52,380
0.23% -
2014
$52,260
4.78% -
2013
$49,760
0.86% -
2012
$49,330
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dietitians and nutritionists in state of Tennessee ranges from $24,770 to $62,220. The highest paying area for dietitians and nutritionists in Tennessee is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $62,220. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $56,120). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnson City
$62,220
Memphis
$56,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$55,920
Knoxville
$55,150
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,010
Chattanooga
$53,170
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,240
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,660
Jackson
$38,480
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,770




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