Dietitian and Nutritionist - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Dietitian and Nutritionist"How much does a Dietitian and Nutritionist in the federal government get paid? $73,913.38* *Based on the 2016 average.
Dietitian and Nutritionist was the 94th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,573 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Dietitian And Nutritionist, with an average salary of $70,385.
Government Dietitian And Nutritionist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Dietitian And Nutritionist job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions that advise on, administer, supervise, or perform work in human nutrition requiring the application of professional knowledge of dietetics or nutrition directed toward the maintenance and improvement of human health.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Dietitian and Nutritionist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||2,263||$70,385.24|
|Food and Nutrition Service||82||$96,853.28|
|Indian Health Service||51||$72,255.71|
|Agricultural Research Service||36||$114,591.33|
|National Institutes of Health||26||$108,335.50|
|Food and Drug Administration||24||$123,511.92|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||7||$73,017.00|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||3||$89,093.00|
|Agency for International Development||2||$116,268.50|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||1||$125,213.00|
|Foreign Agricultural Service||1||$114,480.00|
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||1||$128,457.00|
|Economic Research Service||1||$148,238.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||1||$104,350.00|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||1||$50,264.00|
|Administration for Community Living||1||$99,905.00|
Dietitian and Nutritionist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Dietitian and Nutritionist is $73,913.38. The highest paid Dietitian and Nutritionist made $207,060 in 2016.
Common Dietitian and Nutritionist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Dietitian And Nutritionist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,412|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||149|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||5|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||2|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|VC - Canteen Service||1|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Dietitian and Nutritionist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Geodesy||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Freight Rate||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Intelligence||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Actuarial Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Dietitian And Nutritionist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Dietitian and Nutritionist was $62,844. Since then, the average pay has increased to $73,913 in 2016.
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