Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
56,130 1.6 % $26.66 $55,460 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.49 $21.00 $26.19 $32.00 $36.73
Annual Wage (2) $34,300 $43,670 $54,470 $66,560 $76,400


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 18,320 0.35 $26.56 $55,240
Nursing Care Facilities 5,000 0.30 $27.03 $56,220
Outpatient Care Centers 4,490 0.74 $27.57 $57,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,860 0.07 $24.15 $50,230
Offices of Physicians 2,910 0.12 $27.57 $57,350

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 4,490 0.74 $27.57 $57,350
Grantmaking and Giving Services 670 0.53 $29.73 $61,840
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 960 0.44 $28.58 $59,450
Special Food Services 2,120 0.37 $25.96 $54,000
Personal Care Services 2,210 0.36 $28.76 $59,820

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 $34.90 $72,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,970 0.10 $33.18 $69,020
Insurance Carriers 140 0.01 $30.94 $64,360
Home Health Care Services 1,140 0.10 $30.19 $62,800
Grantmaking and Giving Services 670 0.53 $29.73 $61,840


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 6,000 0.43 0.98 $32.06 $66,690
New York 4,620 0.55 1.25 $27.92 $58,080
Texas 3,570 0.35 0.79 $25.40 $52,830
Florida 3,400 0.48 1.09 $27.27 $56,720
Pennsylvania 3,260 0.59 1.34 $23.50 $48,870




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)
Rhode Island 290 0.64 1.46 $29.83 $62,040
Pennsylvania 3,260 0.59 1.34 $23.50 $48,870
Ohio 2,840 0.57 1.30 $23.83 $49,570
New York 4,620 0.55 1.25 $27.92 $58,080
North Dakota 200 0.54 1.25 $23.84 $49,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,230 0.49 1.13 $37.21 $77,400
Nevada 260 0.23 0.54 $33.70 $70,100
California 6,000 0.43 0.98 $32.06 $66,690
Hawaii 230 0.40 0.92 $30.75 $63,960
Alaska 150 0.47 1.08 $29.95 $62,300





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 2,900 0.57 1.31 $28.51 $59,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.43 0.98 $31.21 $64,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.39 0.88 $24.99 $51,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.61 1.40 $28.28 $58,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 920 0.55 1.26 $31.09 $64,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 770 0.30 0.69 $25.79 $53,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.32 0.74 $28.33 $58,930
Pittsburgh, PA 710 0.64 1.45 $19.43 $40,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.32 0.72 $27.44 $57,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.37 0.84 $27.99 $58,210




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 1.21 2.76 $19.44 $40,430
Pueblo, CO 60 1.17 2.68 $26.03 $54,150
Gainesville, FL 140 1.15 2.62 $24.74 $51,450
Corvallis, OR 40 1.06 2.41 $28.57 $59,430
Williamsport, PA 50 0.97 2.22 $24.79 $51,560
Rochester, MN 100 0.97 2.22 $29.43 $61,220
Redding, CA 60 0.97 2.22 $35.35 $73,520
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 0.97 2.23 (8) (8)
Morgantown, WV 60 0.94 2.15 $34.01 $70,740
Greenville, NC 60 0.89 2.02 $26.00 $54,070