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09/16/02 08:22 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    Dietitians Salaries
foodlady
1 Post
Parkersburg WV
Registered Dietitian

I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

09/17/02 09:45 AM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
gatorrd
1 Post
Flowery Branch GA
Registered Dietitian


    Posted by foodlady:
    I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

In Atlanta consultants working through an agency can make starting at $25/hr. The agency probably charges around $32/hr to the contracted site.


smg

10/09/02 03:45 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
Cheryl
5 Posts
Treasure Island FL
Registered Dietitian


    Posted by foodlady:
    I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

10/09/02 03:47 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
Cheryl
5 Posts
Treasure Island FL
Registered Dietitian


    Posted by foodlady:
    I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

A friend of mine(a CDE/RD) was charging $45/hr, but that was at least 5 yrs ago. For a consulting RD these days, I would hope she/he would get $60/hr. And she was living in SC

10/10/02 06:20 AM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
wilsonc1
1 Post
Hampton VA
Registered Dietitian

I am an RD that works in the Newport News area of Virginia. I have been a dietitian for 2 1/2 years. I make $15.17/hour and I split time between a dialysis facility and a small hospital where I do outpatient and inpatient counceling. I guess you could say I am definitely at the bottom of the RD salary range!

11/14/02 06:11 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    Salary advice
JoyeW
1 Post
Raleigh
Registered Dietitian

Does anyone have an idea of salary range or hourly rate to charge for nutrition consultation to a weight control program. I have just finished my Ph.D. in nutrition and have 18+ years experience as clinical dietitian. Any advice would be appreciated.

12/15/02 11:48 AM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
bkeppen
1 Post
Turtle Lake WI
Registered Dietitian

In Wisconsin I charge $36.00 hour plus mileage as an independent consultant.

12/15/02 12:37 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
frewmill
1 Post
Cumberland MD
Registered Dietitian


    Posted by foodlady:
    I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

I live in Western Maryland and make $40.00/hr. as a consultant dietitian.

12/25/02 07:56 AM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Salary advice
nutrichris
3 Posts
New York NY
Registered Dietitian

I suppose it depends where you are counseling.

12/28/02 01:27 AM | Edit ReplyReply   |    Medicare reimbursement rates
jaye43
17 Posts
Sacramento CA
Registered Dietitian

I assume consultant RD's can become Medicare providers in which case their reimbursement is tied to the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule for their area. In California it's currently about $46.00/hr. for RD's. You can access the currrent Physician Payment Schedule on the CMS website (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - formerly HCFA). Technically, an RD who is not a Medicare provider should refer Medicare patients with diabetes and/or non-dialysis renal disease to an RD who is a Medicare provider. More info on ADA website eatright.org.

01/06/03 01:28 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    Dietitian in Research
eathealthy1
1 Post
rochester hills MI
Registered Dietitian

Hi all,

I would appreciate if anyone has any inputs on salary of a dietitian with Master of Science degree in a research based company.

01/06/03 03:20 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    salaries
kel
1 Post

General Public

Hello, I am applying for jobs, I was wondering how do I figure out what I am worth as far as salary/pay is concerned? I do not want to walk into an interview and out bid myself but I also do not want to underbid myself, can you give me a ballpark average of what your starting dietitians make? or is there a web site where I can research salaries? Granted there are other factors that help determine accepting or declining a position but if I understand this part of the equation it will help. I am in the OH

01/06/03 09:47 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: salaries
Webmaster
70 Posts
Deer Park
Administrator


    Posted by kel:
    Hello, I am applying for jobs, I was wondering how do I figure out what I am worth as far as salary/pay is concerned? I do not want to walk into an interview and out bid myself but I also do not want to underbid myself, can you give me a ballpark average of what your starting dietitians make? or is there a web site where I can research salaries? Granted there are other factors that help determine accepting or declining a position but if I understand this part of the equation it will help. I am in the OH

I believe the best source for information on dietitian and nutritionist salaries may be the US Department of Labor. Try the following URL for starters:

http://www.bls.gov/oes/2001/oes291031.htm

Good luck.


Webmaster
DietitianCentral.com

01/13/03 01:58 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    Foodlady
RonRDinWV
1 Post
Buckhannon
Registered Dietitian

I am an RD with experience in Diabetes Education. I currently live about an hour from Parkersburg. If you are still looking for RD's please email me at rsandreth@stj.net.

Thank you..

04/16/11 02:56 PM | Edit ReplyReply   |    RE: Dietitians Salaries
davant108
1 Post

Registered Dietitian


    Posted by Cheryl:

      Posted by foodlady:
      I am trying to get some input as to what the current hourly rate is for RD's. I am in West Virginia so anyone from the surrounding areas I would appreciate your input but I am open to all info I can get. What about an RD with CDE. Does inpatient vs outpatient make a difference. Are consultant dietitians making $25-27/hour. We are having difficulty finding RD's for an outpatient diabetes program based in a hospital because of these consultant rates.

    A friend of mine(a CDE/RD) was charging $45/hr, but that was at least 5 yrs ago. For a consulting RD these days, I would hope she/he would get $60/hr. And she was living in SC


I am an MS, RD, CDE with 10 years practice, and I currently work as a Consultant RD for LTC facilities in FLorida. I charge $50-75 hourly, and I have always received my asking price. If I can give any advice to Dietitians, it's to not undersell yourself. In my opinion, we (on average) are grossly underpaid for services provided. Consider this--there is a worldwide epidemic of obesity and now diabetes, and it's only getting worse. The world should look to nutrition experts to help solve these problems, and we should get reimbursed appropriately. An RD with a masters degree has more education than an RN, RT, OT, PT...yet we are only receiving about half of what they make a year???Trust me the need for RDs will only continue to grow. So start asking for what you're worth-and you are worth it. When you increase your salary, and are confident in your abilities, you are helping the entire profession to gain more respect. Let's all help eachother.


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