Updated August 18, 2021
Average Clinical Dietitian Salary
$51,000 yearly
$24.77 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$51,000
Median
$66,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32
75th Percentile$58,000$4,833$28
Average$51,516$4,293$25
25th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
10th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19

Average Clinical Dietitian Salary By State

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Clinical Dietitian average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$44,790$21.53237
Alaska$55,572$26.7213
Arizona$47,115$22.65663
Arkansas$47,750$22.96170
California$71,135$34.20365
Colorado$45,968$22.10446
Connecticut$62,371$29.99372
Delaware$61,155$29.40101
District of Columbia$59,951$28.82189
Florida$50,225$24.151,914
Georgia$47,181$22.68804
Hawaii$56,089$26.9787
Idaho$51,095$24.56116
Illinois$51,235$24.63994
Indiana$51,820$24.91593
Iowa$43,226$20.78299
Kansas$42,793$20.57283
Kentucky$47,016$22.60321
Louisiana$44,436$21.36303
Maine$53,726$25.83207
Maryland$48,017$23.09534
Massachusetts$62,042$29.83178
Michigan$50,955$24.50595
Minnesota$46,361$22.29573
Mississippi$57,855$27.81131
Missouri$45,807$22.02423
Montana$55,364$26.62114
Nebraska$39,621$19.05170
Nevada$60,593$29.13158
New Hampshire$59,200$28.4628
New Jersey$48,303$23.22821
New Mexico$46,850$22.52176
New York$60,975$29.311,447
North Carolina$41,307$19.86820
North Dakota$61,119$29.3897
Ohio$49,057$23.59811
Oklahoma$46,674$22.44206
Oregon$52,924$25.44450
Pennsylvania$48,930$23.521,006
Rhode Island$60,527$29.10142
South Carolina$39,606$19.04322
South Dakota$46,536$22.37120
Tennessee$51,764$24.89555
Texas$49,442$23.771,778
Utah$47,707$22.94258
Vermont$59,321$28.5268
Virginia$53,199$25.58673
Washington$53,127$25.54809
West Virginia$48,964$23.54142
Wisconsin$50,169$24.12516
Wyoming$57,036$27.4240

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Highest Paying Cities For Clinical Dietitian

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San Francisco, CA$74,138$35.64
New York, NY$61,165$29.41
Washington, DC$59,947$28.82
Memphis, TN$51,802$24.90
Indianapolis, IN$51,628$24.82
Chicago, IL$51,398$24.71

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How much does a Clinical Dietitian make?

  • The average Clinical Dietitian makes $51,516 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Clinical Dietitian is $24.77.
  • The average entry-level Clinical Dietitian salary is $39,000.
  • Highest paying states for Clinical Dietitian are California ($71,135), Connecticut ($62,371), Massachusetts ($71,135) and Delaware ($71,135).
  • Highest paying cities for Clinical Dietitian are San Francisco, CA ($74,138), New York, NY, Washington, DC, Memphis, TN and Indianapolis, IN.
  • Clinical Dietitians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $66,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $58,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $44,000
  • Industries with the highest Clinical Dietitian salaries are Pharmaceutical, Health Care and Retail.

Average Clinical Dietitian Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$51,500$24.77+1.6%
    2021$50,700$24.37+0.8%
    2020$50,300$24.17+1.7%
    2019$49,400$23.76+1.7%
    2018$48,600$23.36+1.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Nutrition Internship

    Avg. salary: $26,667

    Nutrition interns are individuals who are on the job training for the tasks performed by licensed nutritionists or dieticians. The interns provide a nutrition care process that includes prescription of parenteral and enteral recommendations and analysis of laboratory values. They prepare a case study presentation that applies evidence-based guidelines and nutrition care process research. It is also part of their responsibilities to provide nutrition services, meal plans, and lesson plans.
    76,862 Nutrition Internship Jobs
    Nutritionist

    Avg. salary: $49,751

    A nutritionist is a health professional who helps patients choose the right things to eat and advise them on the health effects of certain foods. By being experts in food and nutrition, nutritionists assess a patient's dietary habits and create plan menus for them. They usually work closely with patients who have medical issues such as diabetes or those undergoing chemotherapy. Nutritionists are also required to speak to students or employees about the importance of good nutrition and preventing health problems through proper foods.
    411 Nutritionist Jobs
    Dietary Aide

    Avg. salary: $23,414

    A dietary aide is responsible for assisting food preparations and ensuring that the meals adhere to an individual's specific diet plans. Dietary aides must strictly follow sanitation standards and hygiene procedures to guarantee the safety and quality of the service. They also help in facilitating kitchen maintenance, keeping every area clean and organized. Dietary aides must also have comprehensive knowledge of nutritional guidelines to provide information and share suggestions as necessary to improve the service and preparations.
    34,670 Dietary Aide Jobs
    Dietetic Internship

    Avg. salary: $57,837

    In a dietetic internship, an intern primarily performs support tasks to gain industry insights and experience while under a dietitian's directives and supervision. Their duties typically include conducting research and analyses, gathering and analyzing data from previous projects and studies, participating in the development of new meal and nutritional plans, and assisting in food delivery operations. They also take part in assessing a patient's health and treatment plans, providing nutrition education as necessary. Additionally, an intern must produce regular reports and uphold the facility's policies.
    80,190 Dietetic Internship Jobs
    Nutritional Consultant

    Avg. salary: $56,633

    A Nutritional Consultant provides assistance regarding food service and nutritional programs. They help patients improve their health and control of disease.
    18,535 Nutritional Consultant Jobs
    Registered Dietitian

    Avg. salary: $51,446

    A Registered Dietitian assesses the health of individual patients with medical conditions such as diabetes or renal failure. They work in hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes, or other care facilities.
    5,057 Registered Dietitian Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Nutrition Internship$26,668$2,222$12.8276,862
    Nutritionist$49,752$4,146$23.92411
    Dietary Aide$23,415$1,951$11.2634,670
    Dietetic Internship$57,838$4,820$27.8180,190
    Nutritional Consultant$56,633$4,719$27.2318,535
    Registered Dietitian$51,446$4,287$24.735,057
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    Recently Added Clinical Dietitian Salaries

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    County of RiversidePer Diem Dietitian I-Clinical Nutrition Ruhs-MCMoreno Valley, CA12/23/2021$50,000
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    Average Clinical Dietitian Salary by Demographic

    Clinical Dietitian Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $57,429
    female-income
    Female Income
    $53,046
    GenderIncome
    Male$57,429
    Female$53,046
    Median Clinical Dietitian Income by Race
    White Clinical Dietitians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Clinical Dietitians have the lowest average salary at $54,106.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$55,924
    Black or African American$54,106
    Asian$55,490
    Hispanic or Latino$55,687
    Average Clinical Dietitian Salary by Education Level
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    Bachelor's Degree$53,046
    Master's Degree$54,392