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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
67,670 1.3 % $29.97 $62,330 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.70 $24.14 $29.46 $36.01 $42.00
Annual Wage (2) $38,890 $50,220 $61,270 $74,900 $87,360


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 19,620 0.35 $30.45 $63,340
Outpatient Care Centers 6,850 0.72 $32.91 $68,460
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,540 0.35 $29.03 $60,390
Special Food Services 4,600 0.63 $30.22 $62,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,970 0.07 $26.81 $55,760

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 6,850 0.72 $32.91 $68,460
Special Food Services 4,600 0.63 $30.22 $62,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,520 0.57 $31.21 $64,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,540 0.35 $29.03 $60,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,620 0.35 $30.45 $63,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 40 0.01 $40.76 $84,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,460 0.12 $35.09 $72,990
Home Health Care Services 1,110 0.07 $33.97 $70,650
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $33.77 $70,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $33.75 $70,200


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 7,880 0.45 0.98 $37.04 $77,040
Texas 5,050 0.41 0.88 $27.42 $57,030
New York 4,640 0.49 1.06 $32.98 $68,590
Pennsylvania 3,520 0.60 1.30 $28.44 $59,160
Florida 3,300 0.38 0.81 $30.06 $62,530




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)
West Virginia 500 0.72 1.56 $28.45 $59,170
Georgia 2,860 0.64 1.39 $24.32 $50,580
Idaho 450 0.63 1.36 $24.54 $51,050
Vermont 190 0.62 1.34 $29.63 $61,630
Pennsylvania 3,520 0.60 1.30 $28.44 $59,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,880 0.45 0.98 $37.04 $77,040
Alaska 140 0.43 0.94 $34.92 $72,640
Massachusetts 1,930 0.53 1.16 $34.91 $72,610
Hawaii 270 0.42 0.91 $34.24 $71,230
New Jersey 2,150 0.53 1.14 $33.92 $70,550





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,700 0.49 1.06 $34.37 $71,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,800 0.45 0.98 $35.54 $73,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,080 0.44 0.96 $29.31 $60,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,570 0.54 1.18 $31.68 $65,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,460 0.52 1.14 $35.15 $73,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,460 0.40 0.87 $25.44 $52,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,420 0.52 1.12 $25.44 $52,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.44 0.96 $28.82 $59,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,240 0.39 0.85 $32.30 $67,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,230 0.50 1.08 $42.26 $87,890