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Dietitian Average Salary in France 2021

How much money does a Dietitian make in France?

Average Yearly Salary
91,900 EUR
( 7,660 EUR monthly)


A person working as a Dietitian in France typically earns around 91,900 EUR per year. Salaries range from 42,300 EUR (lowest) to 146,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly 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 France

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

  • Salary Range

    Dietitian salaries in France range from 42,300 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 146,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 99,300 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dietitian(s) are earning less than 99,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 99,300 EUR. 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 63,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 63,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dietitian(s) are earning less than 133,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 133,000 EUR.

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 48,000 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 64,100 EUR per year, 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 94,700 EUR per year, 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 116,000 EUR per year, 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 126,000 EUR per year, 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 136,000 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Dietitian average salary change by experience in France

0 - 2 Years
48,000 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
64,100 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
94,700 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
116,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
126,000 EUR
20+ Years+8%
136,000 EUR
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 54,700 EUR per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 85,900 EUR per year, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 144,000 EUR per year, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Dietitian average salary difference by education level in France

Bachelor's Degree
54,700 EUR
Master's Degree+57%
85,900 EUR
144,000 EUR
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 France costs anywhere from 20,600 Euro(s) to 61,900 Euro(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

Salary comparison by gender yearly France Dietitian
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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 France earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

89,100 EUR
94,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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Dietitian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

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


Dietitian(s) in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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.

France / 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 France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France for the year 2020. 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 France

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate France 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.

13% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 87% 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 France

44 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 44 EUR. This means that the average Dietitian in France earns approximately 44 EUR 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 yearly France
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The average salary for Dietitian is 21% 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 Aide67,000 EUR-27%
Advanced Practice Provider61,800 EUR-33%
Allergist88,000 EUR-4%
Behavioral Health Specialist55,100 EUR-40%
Chiropractor60,100 EUR-35%
Clinical Psychologist148,000 EUR+61%
Correctional Treatment Specialist92,900 EUR+1%
Counseling Psychologist109,000 EUR+19%
Dermatologist147,000 EUR+60%
Dietitian91,900 EUR-0%
Doctor124,000 EUR+35%
Emergency Department Physician108,000 EUR+17%
Exercise Physiologist111,000 EUR+21%
Forensic Pathologist128,000 EUR+39%
General Medical Practitioner89,500 EUR-3%
Genetic Counselor81,400 EUR-11%
Internist152,000 EUR+65%
Interventionist143,000 EUR+56%
Invasive Cardiologist185,000 EUR+100%
Mental Health Therapst84,300 EUR-8%
Naturopathic Physician150,000 EUR+63%
Neurologist148,000 EUR+61%
Neurophysiology Technologist41,300 EUR-55%
Nuclear Medicine Physician126,000 EUR+37%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist138,000 EUR+50%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist66,600 EUR-28%
Ophthalmologist106,000 EUR+15%
Optometrist98,500 EUR+7%
Pediatrician115,000 EUR+25%
Physical Therapist81,700 EUR-11%
Physical Therapy Director92,000 EUR+0%
Physician - Anesthesiology167,000 EUR+82%
Physician - Cardiology175,000 EUR+90%
Physician - CCU106,000 EUR+15%
Physician - Dermatology147,000 EUR+60%
Physician - Emergency Room107,000 EUR+16%
Physician - Endocrinology133,000 EUR+45%
Physician - Family Practice99,800 EUR+9%
Physician - Gastroenterology132,000 EUR+44%
Physician - Generalist103,000 EUR+12%
Physician - Geriatrics86,600 EUR-6%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology131,000 EUR+43%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy142,000 EUR+54%
Physician - Infectious Disease118,000 EUR+28%
Physician - Internal Medicine155,000 EUR+69%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine121,000 EUR+32%
Physician - Nephrology144,000 EUR+57%
Physician - Neurology140,000 EUR+52%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine128,000 EUR+39%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology132,000 EUR+44%
Physician - Occupational Medicine99,600 EUR+8%
Physician - Ophthalmology91,200 EUR-1%
Physician - Otolaryngology92,200 EUR+0%
Physician - Pain Medicine83,800 EUR-9%
Physician - Pathology104,000 EUR+13%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology138,000 EUR+50%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology129,000 EUR+40%
Physician - Pediatrics113,000 EUR+23%
Physician - Physiatry120,000 EUR+31%
Physician - Podiatry119,000 EUR+29%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine91,400 EUR-1%
Physician - Radiation Therapy146,000 EUR+59%
Physician - Radiology142,000 EUR+54%
Physician - Rheumatology135,000 EUR+47%
Physician - Sports Medicine131,000 EUR+43%
Physician - Urology165,000 EUR+80%
Physician Assistant74,900 EUR-19%
Physiotherapist90,000 EUR-2%
Podiatrist86,200 EUR-6%
Preventive Medicine Physician119,000 EUR+29%
Psychiatrist127,000 EUR+38%
Psychololgist129,000 EUR+40%
Psychometrician108,000 EUR+17%
Radiologist130,000 EUR+41%
Registered Respiratory Therapist81,000 EUR-12%
Skin Care Specialist74,200 EUR-19%
Urologist166,000 EUR+81%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist78,600 EUR-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux92,200 EUR
Lille87,000 EUR
Lyon104,000 EUR
Marseille97,400 EUR
Montpellier89,900 EUR
Nantes91,000 EUR
Nice94,500 EUR
Paris107,000 EUR
Strasbourg87,300 EUR
Toulouse96,200 EUR

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 France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
48,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
50,700 EUR
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