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Dietitian Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Dietitian make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
61,800 INR
( 741,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Dietitian in India typically earns around 61,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 28,400 INR (lowest) to 98,200 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dietitian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dietitian Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Dietitian salaries in India range from 28,400 INR per month (minimum salary) to 98,200 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 66,700 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dietitian(s) are earning less than 66,700 INR while the other half are earning more than 66,700 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Dietitian(s) are earning less than 42,800 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 42,800 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dietitian(s) are earning less than 89,000 INR while 25% are earning more than 89,000 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Dietitian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Dietitian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Dietitian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 32,200 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 43,100 INR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 63,600 INR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Dietitian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 77,600 INR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 84,600 INR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 91,600 INR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Dietitian average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
32,200 INR
2 - 5 Years+34%
43,100 INR
5 - 10 Years+48%
63,600 INR
10 - 15 Years+22%
77,600 INR
15 - 20 Years+9%
84,600 INR
20+ Years+8%
91,600 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Dietitian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Dietitian(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Dietitian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Dietitian is 36,800 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 57,700 INR per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 96,800 INR per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Dietitian average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
36,800 INR
Master's Degree+57%
57,700 INR
96,800 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Dietitian Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dietitian employees in India earn 17% less than their female counterparts on average.

56,100 INR
67,400 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Dietitian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Dietitian(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Dietitian(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Dietitian Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Dietitian
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A Dietitian is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

14% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 86% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Dietitian Average Hourly Wage in India

360 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 360 INR. This means that the average Dietitian in India earns approximately 360 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Dietitian VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dietitian and Health and Medical monthly India
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The average salary for Dietitian is 18% less than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 57% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advanced Nutrition Aide45,100 INR-27%
Advanced Practice Provider42,800 INR-31%
Allergist59,400 INR-4%
Behavioral Health Specialist35,600 INR-42%
Chiropractor38,000 INR-38%
Clinical Psychologist99,000 INR+60%
Correctional Treatment Specialist59,400 INR-4%
Counseling Psychologist75,200 INR+22%
Dermatologist95,000 INR+54%
Dietitian61,800 INR+0%
Doctor79,200 INR+28%
Emergency Department Physician71,300 INR+15%
Exercise Physiologist75,200 INR+22%
Forensic Pathologist83,100 INR+35%
General Medical Practitioner61,800 INR+0%
Genetic Counselor51,500 INR-17%
Internist99,000 INR+60%
Interventionist95,000 INR+54%
Invasive Cardiologist127,000 INR+110%
Mental Health Therapst55,400 INR-10%
Naturopathic Physician95,000 INR+54%
Neurologist97,000 INR+57%
Neurophysiology Technologist27,600 INR-55%
Nuclear Medicine Physician82,300 INR+33%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist87,100 INR+41%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist44,200 INR-28%
Ophthalmologist67,300 INR+9%
Optometrist67,300 INR+9%
Pediatrician75,200 INR+22%
Physical Therapist51,500 INR-17%
Physical Therapy Director59,400 INR-4%
Physician - Anesthesiology111,000 INR+80%
Physician - Cardiology119,000 INR+93%
Physician - CCU67,300 INR+9%
Physician - Dermatology95,000 INR+54%
Physician - Emergency Room71,300 INR+15%
Physician - Endocrinology91,000 INR+47%
Physician - Family Practice63,300 INR+3%
Physician - Gastroenterology85,900 INR+39%
Physician - Generalist68,900 INR+12%
Physician - Geriatrics59,400 INR-4%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology83,100 INR+35%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy95,000 INR+54%
Physician - Infectious Disease81,100 INR+31%
Physician - Internal Medicine99,000 INR+60%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine79,200 INR+28%
Physician - Nephrology97,000 INR+57%
Physician - Neurology97,000 INR+57%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine82,300 INR+33%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology87,100 INR+41%
Physician - Occupational Medicine67,300 INR+9%
Physician - Ophthalmology63,300 INR+3%
Physician - Otolaryngology59,400 INR-4%
Physician - Pain Medicine55,400 INR-10%
Physician - Pathology70,500 INR+14%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology87,100 INR+41%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology83,100 INR+35%
Physician - Pediatrics75,200 INR+22%
Physician - Physiatry81,900 INR+33%
Physician - Podiatry75,200 INR+22%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine59,400 INR-4%
Physician - Radiation Therapy97,400 INR+58%
Physician - Radiology97,400 INR+58%
Physician - Rheumatology85,900 INR+39%
Physician - Sports Medicine85,100 INR+38%
Physician - Urology110,000 INR+78%
Physician Assistant51,500 INR-17%
Physiotherapist57,400 INR-7%
Podiatrist59,400 INR-4%
Preventive Medicine Physician75,200 INR+22%
Psychiatrist83,100 INR+35%
Psychololgist83,100 INR+35%
Psychometrician71,300 INR+15%
Radiologist87,100 INR+41%
Registered Respiratory Therapist51,500 INR-17%
Skin Care Specialist47,500 INR-23%
Urologist110,000 INR+78%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist51,500 INR-17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra55,000 INR
Ahmadabad71,000 INR
Bangalore69,200 INR
Bhopal60,700 INR
Chennai66,600 INR
Coimbatore60,100 INR
Delhi68,000 INR
Ghaziabad61,800 INR
Hyderabad66,200 INR
Indore60,100 INR
Jaipur68,400 INR
Kanpur66,000 INR
Kolkata65,400 INR
Lucknow67,900 INR
Ludhiana61,800 INR
Madurai57,200 INR
Mumbai69,400 INR
Nagpur64,100 INR
Patna60,100 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad60,400 INR
Pune65,500 INR
Surat70,200 INR
Vadodara55,900 INR
Visakhapatnam61,300 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands55,400 INR
Andhra Pradesh72,600 INR
Arunachal Pradesh56,300 INR
Assam65,600 INR
Bihar74,600 INR
Chandigarh56,800 INR
Chhatisgarh67,900 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli52,000 INR
Daman & Diu51,700 INR
Delhi62,900 INR
Goa58,200 INR
Gujarat71,900 INR
Haryana67,100 INR
Himachal Pradesh59,300 INR
Jammu & Kashmir61,700 INR
Jharkhand68,000 INR
Karnataka71,800 INR
Kerala69,800 INR
Lakshadweep50,000 INR
Madhya Pradesh70,500 INR
Maharashtra73,100 INR
Manipur60,700 INR
Meghalaya61,100 INR
Mizoram58,800 INR
Nagaland56,700 INR
Orissa67,200 INR
Pondicherry56,900 INR
Punjab67,100 INR
Rajasthan74,300 INR
Sikkim57,900 INR
Tamil Nadu69,100 INR
Tripura60,100 INR
Uttar Pradesh76,900 INR
Uttaranchal62,500 INR
West Bengal76,200 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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