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Dietitians and Nutritionists in Louisiana

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11.8% Jobs Projection
$54,880 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dietitians and Nutritionists Work in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, there were 810 people working as Dietitians and Nutritionists in the year 2018.

There were 870 Dietitians and Nutritionists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The amount of Dietitians and Nutritionists working in the state is similar to the average state.


Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Dietitians and Nutritionists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.6%.


Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Dietitians and Nutritionists job openings in Louisiana, and 1,040 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 Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists ranged from $34,740 to $80,290 with $54,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.7 to $38.6. The median hourly rate was $26.39.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.89 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.50.

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


Top Louisiana 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
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 200 $56,440
Baton Rouge, LA 150 $54,660
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 $57,640
Lafayette, LA 80 $47,750
Alexandria, LA 60 $61,340
Lake Charles, LA 50 $57,580
Monroe, LA 40 $48,590
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 30 $50,730

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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