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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Dietetic Technicians
Industry profile for Dietetic Technicians
Geographic profile for Dietetic Technicians

National estimates for Dietetic Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dietetic Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,430 2.7 % $ 15.83 $ 32,920 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dietetic Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.09 $ 12.26 $ 14.48 $ 18.31 $ 23.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,980 $ 25,490 $ 30,110 $ 38,090 $ 49,000


Industry profile for Dietetic Technicians: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,000 0.18 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 8,280 0.54 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,090 0.22 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,160 0.02 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.20 $ 16.23 $ 33,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 8,280 0.54 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,090 0.22 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.20 $ 16.23 $ 33,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,000 0.18 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Facilities Support Services 210 0.13 $ 14.92 $ 31,030

Top paying industries for Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 22.38 $ 46,550
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.03 $ 19.12 $ 39,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $ 18.69 $ 38,880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 390 0.02 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,160 0.02 $ 17.82 $ 37,070


Geographic profile for Dietetic Technicians: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,280 0.32 1.69 $ 18.77 $ 39,050
Illinois 2,090 0.37 1.95 $ 13.55 $ 28,190
Florida 1,940 0.23 1.21 $ 14.37 $ 29,880
Texas 1,660 0.14 0.72 $ 14.83 $ 30,840
Michigan 1,190 0.30 1.60 $ 14.01 $ 29,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 170 0.59 3.12 $ 15.97 $ 33,220
West Virginia 310 0.48 2.51 $ 13.35 $ 27,760
Utah 590 0.39 2.07 $ 14.67 $ 30,510
Hawaii 220 0.38 1.99 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
Illinois 2,090 0.37 1.95 $ 13.55 $ 28,190




Top paying states for Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 60 0.03 0.17 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Washington 240 0.08 0.40 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Rhode Island 50 0.12 0.63 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
New York 1,060 0.12 0.64 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Alaska 40 0.12 0.64 $ 20.12 $ 41,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,420 0.42 2.19 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,000 0.23 1.21 $ 14.58 $ 30,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 0.51 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.31 1.61 $ 15.05 $ 31,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 640 0.25 1.33 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.20 1.05 $ 15.25 $ 31,720
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 500 0.28 1.48 $ 14.57 $ 30,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 480 0.13 0.70 $ 14.00 $ 29,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.18 0.95 $ 16.78 $ 34,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.15 0.79 $ 16.96 $ 35,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yuba City, CA 60 1.26 6.65 $ 16.08 $ 33,440
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.16 6.12 $ 11.45 $ 23,810
Rockford, IL 140 1.03 5.42 $ 13.05 $ 27,140
New Bedford, MA 60 1.00 5.26 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 30 0.92 4.86 $ 11.14 $ 23,170
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 430 0.84 4.42 $ 13.25 $ 27,560
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.82 4.32 $ 14.36 $ 29,860
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.78 4.12 $ 10.26 $ 21,330
Jackson, TN 50 0.71 3.71 $ 9.30 $ 19,350
St. George, UT 50 0.69 3.62 $ 11.43 $ 23,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 0.64 $ 26.59 $ 55,310
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 190 0.62 3.29 $ 23.97 $ 49,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 0.21 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.16 0.82 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.42 $ 21.48 $ 44,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.15 0.82 $ 21.11 $ 43,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 0.51 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Fresno, CA 130 0.35 1.82 $ 20.22 $ 42,060
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 0.96 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.60 3.18 $ 19.57 $ 40,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 1.89 9.96 $ 11.86 $ 24,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.36 7.13 $ 11.80 $ 24,550
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 5.07 $ 10.12 $ 21,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.97 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 4.83 $ 18.15 $ 37,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 310 1.89 9.96 $ 11.86 $ 24,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.36 7.13 $ 11.80 $ 24,550
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 5.07 $ 10.12 $ 21,050
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 4.83 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 3.49 $ 12.73 $ 26,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.14 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.65 $ 18.47 $ 38,430
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.33 $ 18.18 $ 37,820
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 4.83 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.75 $ 34,830


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021