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How Much Does a Nutrition Director Earn In The United States?

Nutrition Director Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
$46,000
$87,000
$162,000
Nutrition directors in the United States make an average salary of $87,075 per year or $41.86 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $46,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $162,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York provide the highest nutrition director salaries.
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Where Nutrition Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where nutrition directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Nutrition Directors Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Delaware and New Jersey, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for nutrition directors. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nebraska, Idaho, and Iowa.
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1. Washington, DC
$102,775
Avg. Salary
$46k
$153k
2. Tewksbury, MA
$87,266
Avg. Salary
$46k
$153k
3. Eugene, OR
$87,253
Avg. Salary
$46k
$153k
4. Canton, GA
$80,713
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$46k
$153k
5. Hendersonville, TN
$79,686
Avg. Salary
$46k
$153k
6. Eden Prairie, MN
$67,396
Avg. Salary
$46k
$153k

High Paying Nutrition Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Nutrition Directors The Most?

To earn a high income as a nutrition director, working for American Eagle Distributing Co or Save The Children might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like University of Oregon and Compass Health report highly competitive wages for nutrition directors.
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$49k
$115k
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$49k
$115k
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$49k
$115k
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$49k
$115k
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$49k
$115k

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Nutrition Director Salary History

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    How Much Do Nutrition Directors Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, nutrition director salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, manufacturing, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for nutrition directors. For example, nutrition directors make a whopping average salary of $93,561 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $89,012 at manufacturing companies and $78,535 at health care companies. But nutrition directors may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $72,438.
    1. Retail
    $93,561
    Avg. Salary
    $54k
    $114k
    2. Manufacturing
    $89,012
    Avg. Salary
    $54k
    $114k
    3. Health Care
    $78,535
    Avg. Salary
    $54k
    $114k
    4. Hospitality
    $72,438
    Avg. Salary
    $54k
    $114k

    How Experience Affects Nutrition Director Salaries

    The salary for a nutrition director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $122,886
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