Salary of a Nutritionist in Colorado
Nutritionist Salaries in Colorado
Though Colorado's obese population is relatively low compared to some states, it does have a large senior population. Colorado's senior population is expected to balloon within the next 20 to 30 years, creating a higher than average need for allied health professionals. Senior citizens are more prone to malnutrition than any other population in the United States, and can suffer immensely if they forget to eat, buy the wrong foods, or have an illness that causes them to not eat. By investing their time in the senior population, nutritionists help the State of Colorado become stronger and healthier.
Nutritionists in Colorado receive an average pay of $52,000 per year. Salaries in cities like Colorado Springs and Denver are comparable to the state average, and can rage from $50,000-$52,000 per year.
Public health nutritionists receive the same amount of pay as their general counterparts, but those tending to the senior population do not. On average, a senior public health nutritionist earns a salary of $42,000 per year. Senior public health nutritionists in Denver also receive a salary of $42,000 per year. Their comrades in Colorado Springs, however, make about $2,000 less.