New Zealand Dietitian Salaries

Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.

Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated. Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration. Salaries are generally negotiable, within limits.

New graduate dietitians can expect earn around $50,000 a year. Experienced senior dietitians can expect to earn over $95,000.

This occupation has recently been removed from New Zealand’s long term skills shortage list as there are currently not enough jobs for NZ graduating dietitians.

Dietitians must be registered with the New Zealand Dietitians Board and must hold a current practising certificate.

For comparison, the average hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 March 2020 was $33.20 according to Statistics New Zealand.

This would give an annual average salary of around $65,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

Dietitian Salaries / Wages in 2020

DietitianSalary / Wage $Location
Dietitian55,000 – 75,000Auckland
Experienced Dietitian60,000+Auckland
Senior Diabetes Dietitian70,000+Auckland
Locum Dietitian28 – 32 per hourAuckland
Experienced Dietitian58,000 – 75,000New Plymouth, Taranaki
Dietitian30 per hourWellington
Dietitian48,000 – 65,000Wellington
Experienced Dietitian65,000 – 85,000Christchurch
Graduate Dietitian53,000Christchurch

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