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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Published online: December 22, 2011
This article was written by Brian Ward of Readex Research, Stillwater, MN. His firm was responsible for design, execution, and reporting of the Academy's Compensation & Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession 2011.
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