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Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Dietitian or Nutritionist?

14.1% Jobs Projection
$58,010 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dietitians and Nutritionists Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 730 workers employed as Dietitians and Nutritionists in this state in 2018.

There were 760 Dietitians and Nutritionists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 810 Dietitians and Nutritionists working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Dietitians and Nutritionists than average.


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Dietitians and Nutritionists in this state are growing at a rate of 14.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.6%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Dietitians and Nutritionists job openings in Kentucky, and 1,050 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,400 annual jobs and 77,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dietitians and Nutritionists Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists ranged from $41,290 to $76,530 with $58,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.85 to $36.8. The median hourly rate was $27.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.49 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.40.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Kentucky Metros for Dietitians and Nutritionists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 520 $58,550
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 $61,230
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 $57,620
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 $59,590
Evansville, IN-KY 50 $54,680
Clarksville, TN-KY 40 $23,740

Top States for Dietitians and Nutritionists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Dietitians and Nutritionists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,930 $75,830
Texas 4,930 $57,000
New York 4,710 $66,670
Pennsylvania 3,310 $56,700
Florida 2,860 $59,880
Illinois 2,590 $58,650
Ohio 2,340 $57,150
Georgia 2,200 $54,210
North Carolina 2,040 $54,620
Michigan 2,010 $56,370
Massachusetts 1,880 $64,160
New Jersey 1,860 $68,160
Washington 1,450 $63,580
Missouri 1,440 $51,660
Virginia 1,440 $61,980
Wisconsin 1,430 $56,190
Arizona 1,390 $55,790
Maryland 1,150 $68,790
Indiana 1,140 $56,040
Minnesota 1,110 $60,800

Below are the states where Dietitians and Nutritionists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $75,830
Hawaii $69,960
Connecticut $69,160
Maryland $68,790
New Jersey $68,160
Rhode Island $68,050
Alaska $67,690
Oregon $67,610
Nevada $66,880
New York $66,670


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