Dietitian Salary in India

If you want to promote a healthy lifestyle through usage of knowledge of managing nutrition and food, then a career as a dietician/dietitian is right for you. The salary of a dietician in India is satisfying in both public and private health institutes. Some of the benefits offered by the hospitals to dieticians are as follows:

  • Medical benefits (71%)
  • Dental benefits (6%)
  • Vision benefits (6%)
  • Miscellaneous benefits (29%)

The range of average earning received by female dieticians in India is INR 116,013 to INR 235,832.

Brief Overview of a Dietitian's Job

A dietician’s job in hospital necessitates having regular interaction with outdoor and admitted patients. A dietician needs to provide appropriate therapeutic and non-therapeutic diets. A dietician also needs to supervise food and beverage services of a health institute. They provide discharge counseling for the in-patients as well.

Top Companies/Hospitals in India recruiting Dietitians

Some of the leading private health institutes in India recruiting dieticians are as follows:

  • Wockhardt Hospitals, Bangalore
  • Apollo Group of Hospitals
  • All India Institute of Medical Science
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore

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Dieticians are also hired by well-known consumer product companies like Amul, Close Up, Bournvita, Colgate, and Complan. Some of the leading names in hospitality industry hiring professionals in nutrition and dietetics are –

  • Accor Hospitality
  • Le Meridien
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Vatika Group
  • Taj Group of Hotels

Median Salary range of Dietitian in India

The median salary range (with breakups) of dieticians in India is as follows:

Median Salary Range (per year) Bonus Total Salary Range (per year)
INR 85,788 to INR 587,228 Up to INR 48,479 INR 86,809 to INR 587,228

Median Salary Range of Dietitian in Cities of India:

The median salary ranges of dieticians in India as per different cities in India are as follows:

Name of the City Median Salary Range (per year)
Mumbai, Maharashtra INR 162,135 to INR 244,168
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh INR 84,000 to INR 175,740

Median Salary Range of Dietitian in States of India:

The median salary ranges of dieticians in India as per different states in India are as follows:

Name of the State Median Salary Range (per year)
Andhra Pradesh INR 84,000 to INR 175,740
Maharashtra INR 162,135 to INR 244,168

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Median Salary Range of Dietitians in India as per different health and hospitality industries:

The median salary ranges of dieticians in India as per different health and hospitality industries are as follows:

Name of the Industry Median Salary Range (per year)
Hospital INR 86,516 to INR 661,985
Healthcare INR 86,772 to INR 758,031
Fitness Club INR 81,896 to INR 471,334
Pharmaceuticals INR 88,679 to INR 806,611
Nutritional Supplements INR 88,679 to INR 806,611
Health Counseling INR 86,772 to INR 758,031
Healthcare Management Services INR 82,343 to INR 566,123

Career Opportunities for a Dietitian

Over the past few years, people have become more health conscious and this has resulted in recruitment of higher number of professional dieticians in different sectors. Apart from health institutes, a dietician also finds lucrative job offers from hotels, shipping companies, airlines, and cruise liners. Upon completion of a degree in nutrition and dietetics, a fresher can earn a salary of INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 in a public nursing home or hospital. Apart from these, professional dieticians are also required in factories, tourism industries and sports organizations. Well-known health clinics and spas also hire dieticians to design balanced and healthy food chart for their clients. A degree in nutrition and dietetics along with a hotel management course can make the salary range between INR 20,000 and INR 25,000 for a fresher.


Last Updated: 06/12/2014