Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
53,510 1.6 % $26.13 $54,340 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.03 $20.57 $25.60 $31.17 $36.29
Annual Wage (2) $33,330 $42,790 $53,250 $64,830 $75,480


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,250 0.35 $26.10 $54,290
Nursing Care Facilities 4,830 0.29 $26.08 $54,240
Outpatient Care Centers 3,980 0.67 $27.01 $56,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,970 0.07 $23.96 $49,840
Offices of Physicians 2,790 0.12 $26.78 $55,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 3,980 0.67 $27.01 $56,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,000 0.47 $28.19 $58,630
Special Food Services 2,180 0.40 $23.91 $49,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,250 0.35 $26.10 $54,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 770 0.32 $26.62 $55,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $36.28 $75,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,830 0.09 $33.47 $69,610
Health and Personal Care Stores 100 0.01 $31.52 $65,560
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $30.54 $63,530
Home Health Care Services 1,150 0.11 $29.94 $62,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,390 0.39 0.92 $31.26 $65,020
New York 4,520 0.54 1.29 $27.05 $56,260
Texas 3,320 0.33 0.78 $25.53 $53,100
Pennsylvania 3,030 0.55 1.31 $23.78 $49,470
Florida 2,930 0.41 0.98 $26.67 $55,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 210 0.60 1.42 $23.03 $47,900
District of Columbia 360 0.56 1.33 $23.36 $48,600
Pennsylvania 3,030 0.55 1.31 $23.78 $49,470
Kentucky 940 0.55 1.30 $23.76 $49,420
New York 4,520 0.54 1.29 $27.05 $56,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,180 0.48 1.14 $37.03 $77,010
Hawaii 190 0.34 0.80 $31.74 $66,010
California 5,390 0.39 0.92 $31.26 $65,020
Nevada 250 0.23 0.54 $30.77 $64,000
Rhode Island 160 0.37 0.87 $30.21 $62,840

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.49 1.17 $27.83 $57,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.40 0.94 $30.77 $64,000
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.39 0.93 $25.01 $52,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 950 0.53 1.26 $27.53 $57,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 910 0.55 1.30 $30.37 $63,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 810 0.37 0.87 $20.36 $42,350
Pittsburgh, PA 770 0.71 1.68 $21.05 $43,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 760 0.33 0.79 $26.09 $54,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 700 0.28 0.67 $25.46 $52,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.37 0.88 $27.82 $57,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Altoona, PA 70 1.17 2.77 $18.23 $37,920
Durham, NC 290 1.07 2.54 $24.27 $50,480
Goldsboro, NC 40 0.94 2.24 $22.00 $45,760
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 550 0.94 2.24 $23.40 $48,670
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 90 0.94 2.23 $19.37 $40,280
Rochester, MN 90 0.94 2.23 $28.34 $58,950
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 160 0.93 2.20 $18.02 $37,480
Corvallis, OR 30 0.92 2.19 $28.51 $59,290
Greenville, NC 60 0.86 2.05 $26.61 $55,350
Naples-Marco Island, FL 90 0.86 2.04 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $44.79 $93,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.23 0.54 $37.43 $77,860
Redding, CA 40 0.61 1.44 $34.74 $72,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.19 0.44 $33.12 $68,900
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 520 0.64 1.51 $32.81 $68,230
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.45 1.06 $32.67 $67,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.41 0.96 $32.54 $67,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.29 0.69 $32.33 $67,240
Waterbury, CT 30 0.48 1.14 $32.28 $67,150
Modesto, CA 50 0.36 0.86 $32.17 $66,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.20 2.86 $26.68 $55,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.51 $24.51 $50,990
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.02 $25.35 $52,730
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 1.24 $18.75 $39,010
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 2.03 $19.98 $41,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.20 2.86 $26.68 $55,500
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 2.03 $19.98 $41,550
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.83 1.96 $22.88 $47,580
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 1.78 $19.94 $41,480
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.73 1.74 $24.04 $50,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.62 $33.68 $70,050
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.09 $30.88 $64,230
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.93 $28.99 $60,300
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.15 $28.70 $59,690
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.75 $28.46 $59,200


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011