Average Dieticians salary in South Africa 2022

average Dietician salary

The average Dieticians salary in South Africa is R30,000.00 per month. A Dietician can get benefits from his/her employer. Benefits that can be obtained from the employer are employer contributions. An employer can contribute up to 50% of the premium value to a retirement fund, medical aid scheme, and other programs. 

How to get a higher salary as a Dietician in South Africa

A Dietician’s salary can vary depending on the city in which they work. Working in South Africa’s most developed cities might help you earn a good living as a dietician. Dieticians make a decent living in cities like Johannesburg, where the average salary is R30,000.00.

Aside from the city where a Dietician is employed, the employer where a Dietician is employed also influences  one’s salary. The Department of Health Services is one of the best employers in South Africa for dieticians, with an average annual pay of R230,300.00.

When deciding a Dietician’s salary, the level of education is also taken into account. Postgraduate qualifications in the field can significantly boost one’s salary. A Dietician with a bachelor’s degree, for example, earns an average salary of R36,000.00 per month, but a Dietician with a master’s degree earns an average salary of R57,300.00 per month.

For PhD holders in the field, the rise becomes very large. A Dietician with a PhD earns an average monthly salary of R96,100.00. The difference in salary between a Dietician with a master’s degree and one with a PhD is 68%, making a postgraduate degree a worthwhile investment for Dieticians.

A Dietician’s salary in South Africa is also influenced by the number of years of experience. Below, we examine how years of experience in the field affect a Dietician’s salary.

Average Dietician salary with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2022 

A Dietician with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R32,000.00 per month on average. Those with no job experience get the lowest salary in the experience range, averaging R28,600.00 per month. A Dietician with 0 years of experience might earn as little as R16,000.00 per month.

Dieticians with 2 years of experience earn the highest salary in this group,  earning an average monthly salary of R35,700.00. Earned performance bonuses can increase gross income.

Average Dieticians salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2022 

A Dietician with 3 to 5 years of experience earns R42,800.00 per month on average. The average salary of Dieticians with 3 to 5 years of work experience is 34% higher than the average salary of Dieticians with 0 to 2 years of work experience.

Dieticians with 3 years of experience earn the lowest salary in this category, which is R34,400.00 per month. If you only have a Bachelor’s degree and have worked in the private sector for 3 years, you may expect a lower-than-average wage.

Dieticians with 5 years of experience receive the highest salary in this category. A Dietician with 5 years of work experience earns an average salary of R50,000.00 per month. 

Average Dieticians salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2022 

A Dietician with 6 to 10 years of experience earns R63,200.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 48% increase over the average salary of Dieticians with 3 to 5 years of experience.

The lowest monthly income available in this experience range is R38,900.00. Dieticians with 6 years of experience receive this salary. A master’s degree in the field can boost a Dietician’s compensation by up to 57% for dieticians with 6 years of experience.

Dieticians with 10 years of experience earn the highest salary in this category. Dieticians with a postgraduate degree and 10 years of experience can earn more than R70,000.00 per month.

Average Dieticians salary with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2022 

A Dietician with 11 to 15 years of experience earns R77,100.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 22% increase above the average salary of Dieticians with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Dieticians with a postgraduate degree and 15 years of experience are the highest paid in this group. Dieticians with 15 years of experience and a postgraduate degree can expect to earn more than R80,000.00 per month.

Those with 11 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree earn the least in this category. A Dietician with 11 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree earns an average monthly salary of R65,500.00.

Average Dieticians salary with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2022 

A Dietician with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R84,000.00. The salary is 9% higher than the average salary for Dieticians with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Dieticians with 20 years of experience or more earn an average monthly salary of R90,900.00. Dieticians with more than 20 years of expertise and a PhD can earn more than R100,000 per month.

Conclusion

Dieticians who pursue a doctoral degree in the discipline can earn more than R1 million per year. A Dietician’s salary can improve by up to 68% with a postgraduate degree, making the postgraduate degree more valuable in South Africa.

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