A nutritionist is a health care professional who assists to treat and prevent various types of illness by recommending an appropriate diet regimen to each patient based on an underlying medical condition. They suggest a better diet and spread nutrition awareness to their patients. To prevent the prevalence of obesity in America, many individuals and businesses are hiring preventive health care professionals, such as nutritionists. A nutritionist’s salary is contingent on several variables (level of formal education, amount of previous experience, and certification status). Here are the average salary percentiles for nutritionists employed in the United States:
Recent studies conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that in 2013, the industries that paid the highest salaries to nutritionists included: grant-making and giving services, federal executive branch (OES designation), office administrative services, insurance carriers, and home health care services. The average annual salaries for nutritionists employed in these industries are as follows:
Grant-making and giving services: $71,400
Federal executive brand (OES designation): $69,220
Office administrative services: $66,210
Insurance carriers: $64,450
Home health care services: $63,740
Salaries for nutritionists vary across different states, metropolitan areas, and nonmetropolitan areas. The top paying states in the country are California: $71,870; Nevada: $70,580; Hawaii: $64,150; Maryland: $64,120; and Connecticut: $63,820.