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Dietician Salary

Dietician Salary By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.59 $21.25 $26.56 $32.47 $37.30
Annual Wage $34,500 $44,200 $55,200 $67,500 $77,600

How much does a dietician make? Dieticians are professionals who help people attain a healthy lifestyle through the food they eat. Dieticians first assess the nutritional needs of their clients, and then design diet plans specifically for them. Dieticians often work with clients who can benefit from a change in diet including people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or those simply wanting to lose weight. Dieticians must earn a bachelor's degree in dietics or a related degree, spend many hours completing a clinical program after college, and then become state licensed. A breakdown of the full process of becoming a dietician can be found here.

Salary

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, dieticians can expect to make a median salary of $55,240 as of 2012. The lowest ten percent of dieticians make $34,500 or less, while the top ten percent of dieticians make $77,590 or more.

Variables Impacting Salary

The salary of a dietician depends on several factors. Dieticians who have been in the industry and have experience often command higher earnings than those just beginning their careers. Those employed by the federal government and home health care facilities generally earn the most, while dieticians working in schools and hospitals may earn less. Dieticians who are in private practice and sell products to clients often receive commissions and this can impact their salaries favorably as well.

Geographic Impact on Salary

The states with the highest wages for dieticians are California, Maryland, and California. The cities where dieticians earn the highest salaries are New York and Boston. Those dieticians working in larger cities will usually earn more than those in rural areas.

Schedule and Work Environment

The majority of dieticians work in hospitals, but many also find employment in schools, private practice and nursing homes. They usually work full time and during regular business hours. Dieticians who have their own private practice often work a schedule of their choosing, or they set their office hours based on the needs of their clients. As a result, self employed dieticians might work evenings and weekends.

Job Outlook

There is expected to be a 21 percent increase in the number of positions available for dieticians between 2012 and 2022. It is projected that there will be 14,200 more jobs for dieticians in addition to the 67,400 that were available in 2012. This rate is faster than average, since there is a growing concern throughout the United States regarding health and its connection to diet. There are also a growing number of people with health conditions such as diabetes who will also seek the services of a dietician.

Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,200 0.92 $34.33 $71,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,000 0.10 $33.28 $69,220
Office Administrative Services 50 0.01 $31.83 $66,210
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $30.98 $64,450
Home Health Care Services 1,100 0.09 $30.65 $63,740

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $32,100 $39,700 $47,000 $57,800 $67,600 830 1,030 +24%
Alaska $38,000 $52,500 $64,800 $76,200 $87,400 140 180 +26%
Arizona $27,400 $39,000 $51,300 $60,600 $72,000 1,070 1,330 +24%
Arkansas $32,800 $40,300 $47,000 $59,100 $71,300 520 550 +8%
California $48,600 $58,800 $68,900 $79,400 $92,200 7,000 8,400 +20%
Colorado $31,800 $42,600 $54,300 $66,200 $74,100 820 960 +17%
Connecticut $43,000 $52,700 $63,500 $72,700 $83,600 820 930 +14%
Delaware $40,700 $50,600 $61,000 $70,000 $75,400 160 190 +20%
District of Columbia $44,400 $52,000 $59,700 $72,900 $84,800 430 520 +22%
Florida $33,300 $42,000 $52,700 $65,300 $77,600 4,020 4,520 +13%
Georgia $33,500 $40,500 $49,400 $62,800 $74,600 1,920 2,300 +20%
Hawaii $50,300 $58,100 $66,000 $72,600 $77,800 280 320

+17%

Idaho $33,700 $41,200 $51,400 $61,000 $71,700 280 350 +24%
Illinois $25,900 $38,400 $51,500 $61,400 $72,100 2,340 2,560 +9%
Iowa $39,400 $43,200 $49,700 $58,000 $66,100 780 910 +17%
Kansas $37,000 $44,300 $52,100 $58,900 $68,600 490 580 +19%
Kentucky $36,800 $42,100 $48,200 $57,800 $68,400 1,100 1,300 +18%
Louisiana $30,600 $39,800 $48,800 $61,200 $73,600 1,010 1,220 +21%
Maine $35,800 $44,000 $54,000 $62,500 $72,300 320 380 +19%
Maryland $48,400 $57,300 $74,500 $107,700 $130,000 1,420 1,650 +16%
Massachusetts $38,300 $49,600 $59,100 $72,800 $86,200 1,980 2,370 +20%
Michigan $38,100 $44,000 $52,400 $60,200 $71,800 1,900 2,120 +12%
Minnesota $40,500 $45,900 $55,500 $66,000 $73,800 1,000 1,190 +19%
Mississippi $33,200 $40,800 $47,100 $59,000 $72,700 640 730 +14%
Missouri $34,400 $40,900 $47,600 $57,600 $69,000 1,320 1,450 +10%
Montana $33,100 $40,900 $51,000 $60,700 $70,700 230 280 +21%
Nebraska $29,100 $39,600 $48,900 $58,300 $68,900 570 640 +12%
Nevada $42,700 $52,400 $64,200 $74,600 $119,200 300 330

+12%

New Hampshire $43,700 $50,900 $57,700 $66,400 $74,200 310 360 +15%
New Jersey $43,200 $51,700 $62,600 $71,800 $80,000 1,940 2,090 +8%
New Mexico $32,400 $38,100 $50,000 $63,700 $74,600 230 280 +20%
New York $41,400 $49,600 $58,800 $70,400 $80,700 5,360 5,970 +11%
North Carolina $36,700 $42,300 $50,000 $58,600 $68,100 1,660 1,900 +15%
North Dakota $34,400 $40,400 $47,600 $57,200 $66,900 230 270 +14%
Ohio $30,100 $40,900 $51,300 $59,700 $70,500 3,260 3,660 +13%
Oklahoma $29,900 $39,000 $47,100 $57,700 $70,800 850 1,040 +22%
Oregon $42,400 $51,900 $61,600 $70,600 $76,000 540 660 0%
Pennsylvania $21,300 $33,300 $48,900 $60,400 $71,800 3,500 3,920 +12%
Rhode Island $39,100 $49,400 $63,200 $73,700 $84,400 340 380 +11%
South Carolina $27,900 $35,700 $45,900 $58,500 $70,400 790 920 +17%
South Dakota $36,500 $42,000 $48,800 $58,500 $67,700 200 200

+2%

Tennessee $32,000 $40,300 $49,300 $60,600 $71,900 1,160 1,380 +19%
Texas $32,900 $43,100 $53,300 $62,700 $74,100 4,160 5,160

+24%

Utah $22,200 $33,900 $46,800 $60,300 $70,400 400 500 +24%
Vermont $38,600 $46,600 $56,200 $66,700 $73,900 190 220 +14%
Virginia $35,000 $43,600 $55,200 $68,300 $78,400 1,260 1,470 +17%
Washington $43,200 $52,800 $62,000 $71,200 $79,600 1,120 1,360 +21%
West Virginia $28,700 $37,600 $49,000 $65,000 $74,000 440 490

+12%

Wisconsin $39,400 $46,400 $53,800 $60,300 $70,800 1,440 1,660 +15%
Wyoming $24,000 $44,400 $56,000 $65,100 $81,700 70 90 +28%

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