Median annual wages of dietitians and nutritionists were $50,590 in May 2008.
The middle 50 percent earned between $41,060 and $61,790. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $31,460, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $73,410.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of
dietitians and nutritionists in May 2008 were:
|Outpatient care centers
|General medical and
|Nursing care facilities
|Special food services
According to the American Dietetic Association, median annual wages for
registered dietitians in 2007 varied by practice area as follows: $60,008 in
consultation and business; $64,002 in food and nutrition management; $66,061 in
education and research; $52,000 in clinical nutrition/ambulatory care; $53,997
in clinical nutrition/long-term care; $48,006 in community nutrition; and
$48,984 in clinical nutrition/acute care. Salaries also vary by years in
practice, education level, and geographic region.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
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