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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Registered Dietitians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 32,364 Registered Dietitians currently employed in the United States.
  • 92.1% of all Registered Dietitians are women, while 7.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Registered Dietitian is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Registered Dietitians is White (68.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.7%) and Asian (8.0%).
  • The majority of Registered Dietitians are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Registered Dietitians are paid an average annual salary of $56,185.
  • Registered Dietitians average starting salary is $43,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Registered Dietitians earn as much as $72,000 or more.
  • 6% of all Registered Dietitians are LGBT.
  • Registered Dietitians are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

Registered Dietitian Statistics By Gender

Among Registered Dietitians, 92.1% of them are women compared to 7.9% which are men.

  • Female, 92.1%
  • Male, 7.9%

Registered Dietitians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female92.1%
Male7.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Registered Dietitian

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$62,314
female-income
Female Income
$58,068

Registered Dietitian Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Registered Dietitian position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Registered Dietitian Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201010.26%89.74%
201112.10%87.90%
201213.29%86.71%
201312.40%87.60%
201416.06%83.94%
201511.61%88.39%
201614.55%85.45%
201712.24%87.76%
201810.94%89.06%
201911.03%88.97%

Registered Dietitian Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Flight Surgeon and Optometrist, Owner have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Staff Nurse Midwife2%98%
Perinatal Nurse3%97%
Therapeutic Dietitian3%97%
Registered Dietitian8%92%
Radiology Resident75%25%
Optometrist, Owner76%24%
Flight Surgeon82%18%

Registered Dietitian Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Registered Dietitians is White, which makes up 68.8% of all Registered Dietitians. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 68.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.7%
  • Asian, 8.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.2%
  • Unknown, 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Registered Dietitian Race

Registered Dietitian RacePercentages
White68.8%
Hispanic or Latino12.7%
Asian8.0%
Black or African American7.2%
Unknown2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.7%

Registered Dietitian Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Registered Dietitians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Registered Dietitian Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201069.68%8.55%9.34%10.14%
201166.02%12.89%8.31%11.34%
201267.87%11.11%7.78%10.80%
201368.40%11.67%8.06%9.58%
201468.78%10.79%8.45%9.51%
201566.95%11.45%8.80%10.50%
201665.65%9.99%8.60%13.00%
201770.67%7.12%7.91%11.53%
201870.83%8.74%7.40%11.00%
201968.78%7.22%7.99%12.73%

Registered Dietitian Wage Gap By Race

Asian Registered Dietitians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Registered Dietitians have the lowest average salary at $58,908.
$61,000
$60,000
$59,000
$58,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$60,220
White$60,630
Black or African American$58,908
Asian$60,719
Hispanic or Latino$60,478

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Average Age of a Registered Dietitian

We determined the average age of Registered Dietitians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Registered Dietitian Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown40.5
White42.542
Black or African American51
Asian42
Hispanic or Latino40.5

Registered Dietitian Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Registered Dietitian employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Registered Dietitians is 40+ years old, which represents 56% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Registered Dietitian Age

Registered Dietitian YearsPercentages
20-30 years16%
30-40 years28%
40+ years56%

Types of Registered Dietitian Degree Levels

The most common degree for Registered Dietitians is Bachelor's Degree 70% of Registered Dietitians earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 22% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 3%.

  • Bachelors, 70%
  • Masters, 22%
  • Associate, 3%
  • Doctorate, 0%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Registered Dietitians By Education

Registered Dietitian DegreePercentages
Bachelors70%
Masters22%
Associate3%
Doctorate0%
Other Degrees5%

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Registered Dietitian Wage Gap By Education

$61,000
$60,000
$59,000
$58,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$59,911
Bachelor's Degree$58,068
Doctorate Degree$58,331

Registered Dietitian Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Registered Dietitians. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Registered Dietitians is the Health Care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Registered Dietitians.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Registered Dietitian Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees9%
500 - 1,000 employees15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees49%
> 10,000 employees23%

The Types Of Companies Registered Dietitian Work In

Employees with the Registered Dietitian job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Registered Dietitians prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Registered Dietitian Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education14%
Public17%
Private63%
Government6%

Top Industries Hiring Registered Dietitians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Registered Dietitians. Those industries include Health Care, Non Profits and Education.

Health Care

Non Profits

Education

Retail

Government

Registered Dietitian Turnover And Employment Statistics

Registered Dietitian Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Registered Dietitians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Registered Dietitian Unemployment Rate By Year

YearRegistered Dietitian Unemployment Rate
20103.46%
20113.48%
20122.90%
20132.35%
20142.25%
20152.33%
20161.90%
20171.14%
20182.37%
20191.48%

The Average Number of Years That Registered Dietitian Stay in a Job

By looking over 5,494 Registered Dietitians resumes, we figured out that the average Registered Dietitian enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 28%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Registered Dietitian Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year19%
1-2 years28%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years20%
8-10 years8%
11+ years12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Registered Dietitians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Registered Dietitians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Staff Pharmacist, Hospital5.03%116,208
Registered Dietitian6.05%
Industrial Staff Nurse8.34%112,982
Geriatric Physician13.39%53,080
Optometrist13.47%5,951
Auricular Detoxification Specialist16.48%3,466
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Consultant20.24%12,643

Registered Dietitian LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Staff Pharmacist, Hospital5.03%116,208
Industrial Staff Nurse8.34%112,982
Geriatric Physician13.39%53,080
Optometrist13.47%5,951
Auricular Detoxification Specialist16.48%3,466
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Consultant20.24%12,643

Foreign Languages Spoken By Registered Dietitians

The most common foreign language among Registered Dietitians is Spanish at 55.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.1% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 5.3%.

  • Spanish, 55.0%
  • French, 8.1%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Cantonese, 5.3%
  • Chinese, 4.8%
  • Other, 21.5%

Registered Dietitian Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish55.0%
French8.1%
Mandarin5.3%
Cantonese5.3%
Chinese4.8%
Other21.5%

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Registered Dietitian Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Registered Dietitian can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Registered Dietitians is $0. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Registered Dietitians Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Registered Dietitians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Registered Dietitians Located?

By looking through more than 5,494 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Registered Dietitians are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Registered Dietitians

Where Are Registered Dietitians In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Registered Dietitians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings