Practice Application Business of Dietetics| Volume 112, ISSUE 1, P29-40, January 2012

Compensation and Benefits Survey 2011: Moderate Growth in Registered Dietitian and Dietetic Technician, Registered, Compensation in the Past 2 Years

Published:December 22, 2011DOI:
      Results are in for the fifth edition of the most comprehensive survey of dietetics compensation available, and the news for most dietetics practitioners is positive. The Compensation & Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession 2011, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shows that registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), experienced wage gains since the 2009 survey, although at rates lower than inflation. RD median annualized wages are now at $58,000, up from $56,700 in 2009; DTR median annualized wages are now $40,000, up from $39,000. Wage gains varied by specific dietetics position. The importance of increasing education, responsibility, and supervisory authority to increase compensation is apparent. And dietetics practitioners continue to receive attractive benefits packages.
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