The exact number will depend on where you’re working, your education, skill set and internship experience. But we can give you a general idea.
If you are a fresher in the field, you could earn around INR 10,000 per month. With a year’s work experience, your salary (in institutions like private hospitals) may go up to between INR 15,000 - INR 18,000 per month. If you choose to work in research, teaching or other sectors like food manufacturing, you may earn even higher, say INR 20,000 per month initially. You may earn additional income by conducting wellness seminars and writing medical journals.
As a consultant nutritionist, you would earn more in private practice. For a single consultancy session, you could charge anywhere from INR 2,000 - INR 10,000. Depending on the number of clients and your popularity, you could see a meteoric rise in your income at over INR 20,00,000 annually.