Diabetes Care Specialist Salary

Diabetes care specialists working in the United States typically have high average salaries, ranging from $48,000 to $187,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also have excellent job security and career prospects: employment of diabetes care specialists is likely to increase as the number of people with diabetes is growing dramatically and expected to double by 2050.

Diabetes care specialists can work as physicians, nurses, dietitians or health educators in a variety of settings, from offices and hospitals to nursing homes and schools. Many positions in the field require previous experience in diabetes management. To work as doctors, diabetes care specialists need an advanced degree.

Average salary

The average salary for a diabetes care specialist varies significantly from job to job, as these professionals can be endocrinologists, counsellors, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, pharmacists and podiatrists trained in diabetes care.

Simply Hired reports an average annual pay of $63,000, while Salary.com reports a median annual salary of $70,081 for diabetes care specialists employed in the United States. Only 10% of these professionals make less than $56,613 a year and 25% earn under $63,031. The top 25% make $77,833 a year or more while the best paid 10% earn more than $84,890 annually.

Physicians make more than $187,000 a year, while dietitians earn $54,000 a year on average and health educators report an average annual salary of $48,000.

Salary range

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Image: U.S. Navy

Diabetes care specialists typically earn salaries in the range from $45,000 to $75,000 a year. For professionals with significant experience in the field, the average salary is generally in the range between $65,000 and $85,000 a year. The average annual pay for diabetes educators is in the range from $41,000 to $75,000, while endocrinologists make between $61,000 and $223,000 a year.