Salary of a Nutritionist in Minnesota

Nutritionist Salaries in Minnesota

As the American public continues to show concern, interest, and awareness regarding the role that nutrition plays in promoting healthy lifestyles, the demand for professional nutritionists nationwide will continue to rise as a consequence. In fact, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development predict that the number of nutritionists practicing in the state will increase from 940 in 2006 to 1,030 by 2016. This indicates a positive employment growth change of 10%.

After getting a nutritionist license in Minnesota, professionals can typically find employment in places like hospitals, schools, nursing homes, physicians' offices, outpatient care centers, family service providers, and culinary institutes. More specifically, nutritionists residing in cities like Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Rochester should contact area hospitals like United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s of Minnesota, and St. Mary’s Hospitals and inquire about current job openings. Once employed, nutritionists in Minnesota can expect to earn an average annual salary of $53,000. Admittedly, however, this statewide salary average does show variation between geographical locations. Therefore, nutritionists that are open to relocation throughout the state may benefit from higher salary earning potentials. Here are the salary averages for the five largest cities in Minnesota:

Minneapolis:  $48,000/yr
Saint Paul:  $48,000/yr
Duluth:  $46,000/yr
Rochester:  $52,000/yr
Bloomington:  $49,000/yr

*Salary statistics are courtesy of indeed.com

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