Is your future salary worth the time in school?

After graduation, nutrition science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $62,191, while the bottom 20% make closer to $33,492. The median grad salary is $45,639.

Nutrition Science graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science is $34,336, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $34,367.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for nutrition science graduates

The highest paying careers for nutrition science graduates are registered dietitian nutritionist, health educator, nutritionist and dietetic technician, with top salaries averaging around $47,484.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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