Nutritionists and dietitians, including those who work in the sports industry, earn an average annual wage of $55,920 according to a May 2013 occupational wage survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average hourly wage is $27.07.
Wages in the field vary according to experience and type of employment. The top 10 percent in the field earn $78,720 per year or more, while the bottom 10 percent earn no more than $33,980.
Sports nutritionists work with athletes in schools, colleges and universities. Professional sports organizations, commercial fitness centers and community health clinics also employ these professionals. Some sports nutritionists provide consultations and other dietetic services directly to the public.