Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-2051 Dietetic Technicians

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.


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)
28,690 2.8 % $13.75 $28,600 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.63 $9.88 $12.39 $16.49 $21.25
Annual Wage (2) $17,940 $20,560 $25,780 $34,290 $44,200


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 12,010 0.23 $14.60 $30,370
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,650 0.46 $12.14 $25,250
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,450 0.29 $11.07 $23,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,960 0.04 $15.15 $31,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 650 0.26 $16.24 $33,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,650 0.46 $12.14 $25,250
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,450 0.29 $11.07 $23,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 650 0.26 $16.24 $33,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,010 0.23 $14.60 $30,370
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 320 0.14 $13.79 $28,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 280 0.04 $19.47 $40,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $17.07 $35,510
Home Health Care Services 80 0.01 $16.98 $35,320
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $16.74 $34,820
Individual and Family Services 230 0.02 $16.42 $34,150


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 3,940 0.26 1.23 $16.81 $34,960
Pennsylvania 2,970 0.53 2.47 $11.56 $24,030
Illinois 2,340 0.41 1.91 $11.88 $24,710
Michigan 2,040 0.50 2.36 $14.62 $30,410
Massachusetts 1,600 0.48 2.27 $12.51 $26,010



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)
South Carolina 1,070 0.57 2.67 $11.02 $22,930
Pennsylvania 2,970 0.53 2.47 $11.56 $24,030
Michigan 2,040 0.50 2.36 $14.62 $30,410
Massachusetts 1,600 0.48 2.27 $12.51 $26,010
West Virginia 320 0.46 2.15 $11.24 $23,390



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 250 0.15 0.70 $19.22 $39,970
New York 840 0.09 0.45 $18.95 $39,410
Rhode Island 150 0.32 1.49 $18.88 $39,270
Ohio 490 0.09 0.44 $18.78 $39,070
Hawaii 60 0.10 0.49 $18.07 $37,590




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.32 1.51 $12.21 $25,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.59 2.76 $12.95 $26,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.22 1.02 $15.36 $31,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 700 0.29 1.39 $12.01 $24,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 690 0.38 1.80 $13.74 $28,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 580 0.32 1.50 $12.80 $26,630
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 460 0.64 2.99 $14.03 $29,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.41 1.94 $17.91 $37,260
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.35 1.66 $11.31 $23,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.07 0.34 $20.11 $41,830



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)
New Bedford, MA 140 2.09 9.85 $11.21 $23,320
Altoona, PA 120 2.00 9.43 (8) (8)
Erie, PA 160 1.27 5.97 $9.12 $18,980
Florence, SC 100 1.24 5.84 $9.67 $20,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 250 1.00 4.70 $10.13 $21,060
Lancaster, PA 220 0.97 4.55 $9.46 $19,690
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 90 0.93 4.36 $10.23 $21,280
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 300 0.73 3.46 $12.73 $26,480
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 30 0.72 3.38 $11.23 $23,360
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.71 3.35 $10.95 $22,770



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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.58 2.75 $28.62 $59,530
New Haven, CT 40 0.13 0.62 $22.06 $45,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 0.94 $21.20 $44,100
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 0.52 $20.91 $43,500
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.39 $20.83 $43,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.38 $20.29 $42,200
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.07 0.34 $20.11 $41,830
Syracuse, NY 60 0.19 0.90 $19.72 $41,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 200 0.20 0.95 $19.70 $40,970

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 0.85 3.99 $10.22 $21,250
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.11 5.24 $10.37 $21,560
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.41 1.95 $11.09 $23,080
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 3.62 $10.42 $21,670
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 3.67 $10.41 $21,650

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.11 5.24 $10.37 $21,560
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 0.85 3.99 $10.22 $21,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 3.77 $11.02 $22,930
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 3.72 $12.55 $26,110
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 3.67 $10.41 $21,650

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.76 $41,100
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.17 $37,800
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.06 $18.05 $37,540
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.73 $16.06 $33,400
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.19 $14.80 $30,790


About May 2014 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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015