The salary statistics of dietitians and nutritionists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The dietitians and nutritionists annual salary statistics are from 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||$36,910|
|25th Percentile Wage||$47,720|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,410|
|75th Percentile Wage||$72,490|
|90th Percentile Wage||$83,070|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dietitians and nutritionists is $83,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,910. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
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|
The average salaries of dietitians and nutritionists in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for dietitians and nutritionists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $67,910. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $51,210).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only dietitians and nutritionists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of dietitians and nutritionists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,080 to $73,870. The highest paying state for dietitians and nutritionists is California with a median annual salary of $73,870. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,080. For more salary information of dietitians and nutritionists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |