How Much Does A Nutritionist Make?

A nutritionist helps people obtain their nutrition goals. They show people what to eat. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, live a healthy lifestyl or have a workout program customized just for you, a nutritionist can help.

Nutritionist Salary

Average Nutritionist Annual Salary

$59,670

The average annual salary for nutritionists is $59,670 a year. Salaries start at $36,470 a year and go up to $82,410 a year.

Average Nutritionist Hourly Wage

$28.69

The average hourly wage for a nutritionist is $28.69. Hourly wages were between $17.54 and $39.62 an hour.

Stats were based out of 61,430 employed nutritionists in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Nutritionist

$82,410/year $39.62/hour

(Top 10% of Nutritionists)


Senior Nutritionist

$71,840/year $34.54/hour

(Top 25% of Nutritionists)


Mid Level Nutritionist

$58,920/year $28.33/hour

(Median)


Junior Nutritionist

$47,200/year $22.69/hour

(Bottom 25% of Nutritionists)


Entry Level Nutritionist

$36,470/year $17.54/hour

(Bottom 10% of Nutritionists)


Nutritionist Average Salary Comparison

Anesthesiologists
$269k / year
$129 / hour
Surgeons
$252k / year
$121 / hour
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$234k / year
$112 / hour
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$232k / year
$111 / hour
Orthodontists
$228k / year
$109 / hour
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
$205k / year
$98 / hour
Internists, General
$201k / year
$97 / hour
Psychiatrists
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Family and General Practitioners
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Pediatricians, General
$184k / year
$88 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Nutritionists

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Nutritionists

Nutritionist Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 California $34.34 $71,430
#2 Maryland $32.42 $67,440
#3 Oregon $32.23 $67,040
#4 Hawaii $32.15 $66,870
#5 New Jersey $31.99 $66,540
#6 Alaska $31.91 $66,380
#7 Nevada $31.84 $66,230
#8 Connecticut $31.68 $65,900
#9 New York $31.20 $64,900
#10 Washington $31.07 $64,630
#11 Rhode Island $30.90 $64,280
#12 Delaware $30.17 $62,760
#13 District of Columbia $30.08 $62,570
#14 New Hampshire $29.63 $61,620
#15 Massachusetts $29.15 $60,620
#16 Minnesota $28.76 $59,810
#17 Colorado $28.75 $59,800
#18 Virginia $28.55 $59,380
#19 Texas $28.37 $59,010
#20 West Virginia $28.36 $58,980
#21 Ohio $27.84 $57,910
#22 Maine $27.78 $57,780
#23 Florida $27.61 $57,430
#24 Illinois $27.11 $56,390
#25 Pennsylvania $27.07 $56,300
#26 Kentucky $26.91 $55,960
#27 Indiana $26.77 $55,680
#28 Michigan $26.60 $55,320
#29 Tennessee $26.54 $55,210
#30 Wisconsin $26.43 $54,970
#31 Arkansas $26.34 $54,790
#32 New Mexico $26.33 $54,770
#33 Idaho $26.27 $54,640
#34 Kansas $26.11 $54,300
#35 Nebraska $25.97 $54,030
#36 Alabama $25.96 $54,000
#37 Arizona $25.96 $54,000
#38 Oklahoma $25.77 $53,590
#39 South Dakota $25.74 $53,550
#40 North Carolina $25.71 $53,480
#41 Iowa $25.59 $53,220
#42 Georgia $25.45 $52,930
#43 Wyoming $25.42 $52,880
#44 Louisiana $24.79 $51,560
#45 Utah $24.36 $50,660
#46 Montana $24.03 $49,980
#47 South Carolina $23.96 $49,830
#48 North Dakota $23.55 $48,990
#49 Missouri $23.43 $48,740
#50 Mississippi $23.23 $48,310
#51 Guam $22.51 $46,830
#52 Puerto Rico $16.75 $34,850

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Spotlight: Nutritionist

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