Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
33,540 2.7 % $14.49 $30,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $10.79 $13.05 $16.88 $22.16
Annual Wage (2) $19,410 $22,450 $27,140 $35,110 $46,100


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 11,810 0.21 $16.02 $33,320
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 10,720 0.67 $12.97 $26,970
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,980 0.32 $11.72 $24,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,460 0.03 $15.72 $32,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,130 0.01 $13.67 $28,440

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) 10,720 0.67 $12.97 $26,970
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,980 0.32 $11.72 $24,390
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 660 0.25 $15.78 $32,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,810 0.21 $16.02 $33,320
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 350 0.14 $15.92 $33,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $19.08 $39,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $17.50 $36,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $17.10 $35,560
Individual and Family Services 560 0.02 $16.26 $33,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,810 0.21 $16.02 $33,320


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 5,250 0.31 1.33 $16.95 $35,250
Illinois 4,440 0.74 3.20 $12.39 $25,770
Texas 2,810 0.23 1.00 $12.87 $26,760
Massachusetts 1,830 0.51 2.21 $17.57 $36,540
Florida 1,600 0.19 0.80 $13.66 $28,410




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)
Illinois 4,440 0.74 3.20 $12.39 $25,770
North Dakota 250 0.59 2.54 $13.54 $28,160
Utah 810 0.56 2.40 $12.61 $26,220
Massachusetts 1,830 0.51 2.21 $17.57 $36,540
West Virginia 350 0.50 2.16 $11.79 $24,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 110 0.06 0.25 $21.28 $44,260
Rhode Island 80 0.16 0.69 $20.78 $43,220
New York 1,090 0.12 0.50 $20.01 $41,620
Alaska 60 0.17 0.75 $19.57 $40,700
Indiana 380 0.13 0.54 $18.74 $38,990





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-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,270 0.49 2.11 $13.36 $27,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,890 0.31 1.33 $17.09 $35,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,190 0.43 1.86 $16.53 $34,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,140 0.56 2.40 $13.53 $28,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,000 0.11 0.45 $19.68 $40,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 750 0.25 1.08 $14.12 $29,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 680 0.19 0.82 $12.48 $25,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 550 0.40 1.73 $12.77 $26,560
Salt Lake City, UT 540 0.75 3.26 $13.03 $27,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 530 0.93 4.02 $11.52 $23,960




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)
Decatur, IL 100 2.07 8.93 $10.12 $21,040
Peoria, IL 260 1.51 6.52 $11.13 $23,140
Yuba City, CA 70 1.47 6.34 $16.66 $34,650
Rockford, IL 210 1.39 5.98 $12.70 $26,420
Merced, CA 90 1.28 5.54 $16.86 $35,070
Worcester, MA-CT 280 0.97 4.20 $23.88 $49,670
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 530 0.93 4.02 $11.52 $23,960
Salt Lake City, UT 540 0.75 3.26 $13.03 $27,100
Modesto, CA 140 0.74 3.20 $13.37 $27,810
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 190 0.72 3.11 $13.92 $28,960




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 280 0.97 4.20 $23.88 $49,670
Syracuse, NY 40 0.13 0.55 $22.97 $47,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 0.30 $21.37 $44,440
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 210 0.67 2.88 $21.20 $44,100
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.12 0.51 $20.70 $43,060
Salinas, CA 40 0.20 0.87 $20.55 $42,750
Anchorage, AK 40 0.21 0.92 $20.30 $42,210
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 0.83 $20.08 $41,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 480 0.20 0.86 $19.91 $41,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,000 0.11 0.45 $19.68 $40,940

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 320 2.37 10.23 $11.17 $23,230
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 1.79 7.74 $10.98 $22,840
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 290 3.17 13.66 $11.18 $23,240
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.60 6.90 $9.01 $18,740
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 150 0.45 1.93 $11.32 $23,550

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 290 3.17 13.66 $11.18 $23,240
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 320 2.37 10.23 $11.17 $23,230
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 1.79 7.74 $10.98 $22,840
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.60 6.90 $9.01 $18,740
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.97 4.17 $11.58 $24,080

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.55 $19.64 $40,860
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.44 $32,120
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 3.99 $15.08 $31,360
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.78 $30,750
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.58 $30,330


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019