Dietitian Salary Canada



The average Registered Dietitian Salary in Canada is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources. Dietitians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools.

A dietitian’s salary in Canada will vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the dietitian reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year.

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system. This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Registered Dietician Salary Canada

Median Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

24.75 CAD

36.45 CAD

40.31 CAD

United States

$25.30

$37.26

$41.21


Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

43,308 CAD

63,773 CAD

70,534  CAD

United States

$44,275

$65,205

$72,118


The lowest registered dietician salary Canada is less than 44,000 CAD and the highest salary is over 70,500 CAD. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas. The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 5 Provinces and Territories
The top paying Canadian provinces or territories to earn a dietitian’s salary are Calgary-Alberta, Toronto-Ontario, Edmonton-Alberta, Vancouver-Lower Mainland Southwest-British Columbia, and Winnipeg-Manitoba.

Employment Data
According to the Dieticians of Canada association they represent over 6000 registered dieticians in Canada.

Where They Work
Like most health professions in Canada, dieticians are regulated. Therefore, dietitians are required to register with the regulatory body or College in the province where they want to practice. Most full-time dietitians and nutritionists work a regular 35-hour week, although some work weekends and overtime.

Benefits
Fringe benefits such as vacation, health insurance and retirement plans will vary depending on the work setting and size of the employer. Individuals in private practice will have similar benefits enjoyed by self-employed or sole proprietor businesses. A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year .