I am newer to this forum but have read post from this site over the past few years. I was wondering why I haven't seen anymore posting regarding Dietitian Salary? I feel dietitians have stopped talking/worrying about this issue. Is this because more dietitians feel satisfied with their pay or if the base pay has increased?
I work in the Seattle area, currently getting paid $59,300.80/annually after working as an RD for over 3 years. From what I have seen, these hasn't been a big increase in overall dietitian's salaries for the past 10 years despite the increase in cost of living in this region. My first job paid me 52K for a long term care job which I feel was significantly lower than most long term care positions.
Why is it that we are accepting such low pay especially now that we are changing the requirments to a masters degree? Some of the nurses I work with only have an associates degree and make $35 an hour starting. That was $10 more an hour than I was started at, and my education was far more extensive/expensive than nurses.
If you wouldnt mind sharing if you are an RD what you make, where you work, what region, and if you have negociated for more pay?
I feel as a profession, all dietitians need to work harder to demand increase in pay and not accept jobs that arent willing to compensate. What does everyone else think?