Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Dietitians and Nutritionists
Industry profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists
Geographic profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists

National estimates for Dietitians and Nutritionists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
66,330 1.3 % $ 30.84 $ 64,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.15 $ 24.86 $ 30.33 $ 37.10 $ 43.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,840 $ 51,700 $ 63,090 $ 77,180 $ 90,000


Industry profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,690 0.35 $ 31.14 $ 64,760
Outpatient Care Centers 7,230 0.75 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,020 0.33 $ 29.06 $ 60,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,740 0.07 $ 27.86 $ 57,960
Special Food Services 3,710 0.66 $ 31.35 $ 65,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 7,230 0.75 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Special Food Services 3,710 0.66 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,510 0.57 $ 31.62 $ 65,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,650 0.40 $ 29.89 $ 62,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,690 0.35 $ 31.14 $ 64,760

Top paying industries for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,480 0.12 $ 37.30 $ 77,580
Home Health Care Services 1,090 0.07 $ 35.32 $ 73,460
Outpatient Care Centers 7,230 0.75 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $ 33.35 $ 69,370
Employment Services 510 0.02 $ 33.24 $ 69,140


Geographic profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,780 0.47 0.99 $ 38.98 $ 81,070
Texas 4,680 0.39 0.81 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
New York 4,450 0.51 1.07 $ 33.69 $ 70,070
Pennsylvania 3,600 0.65 1.37 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Florida 3,430 0.41 0.85 $ 29.63 $ 61,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 470 0.72 1.51 $ 29.15 $ 60,630
Idaho 480 0.67 1.41 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Pennsylvania 3,600 0.65 1.37 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Rhode Island 280 0.64 1.33 $ 29.92 $ 62,240
Georgia 2,720 0.63 1.32 $ 24.69 $ 51,360




Top paying states for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,780 0.47 0.99 $ 38.98 $ 81,070
Alaska 130 0.42 0.89 $ 37.67 $ 78,350
District of Columbia 350 0.51 1.07 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Hawaii 260 0.45 0.95 $ 35.01 $ 72,810
New Jersey 2,050 0.54 1.14 $ 34.98 $ 72,750





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

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 4,510 0.51 1.07 $ 35.15 $ 73,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,580 0.44 0.93 $ 37.60 $ 78,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,040 0.47 0.98 $ 30.89 $ 64,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,550 0.57 1.20 $ 31.99 $ 66,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,480 0.57 1.19 $ 34.71 $ 72,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,400 0.46 0.97 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,390 0.53 1.11 $ 25.69 $ 53,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,200 0.34 0.70 $ 28.13 $ 58,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,180 0.51 1.06 $ 45.70 $ 95,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.38 0.79 $ 29.41 $ 61,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa City, IA 130 1.56 3.27 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Erie, PA 140 1.26 2.64 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Rochester, MN 140 1.25 2.62 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 1.20 2.52 $ 28.40 $ 59,070
Johnstown, PA 60 1.19 2.49 $ 30.69 $ 63,840
Chico, CA 90 1.17 2.44 $ 32.99 $ 68,620
Columbus, GA-AL 130 1.16 2.43 $ 26.09 $ 54,280
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 1.15 2.40 $ 25.25 $ 52,530
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 350 1.13 2.38 $ 31.74 $ 66,020
Morgantown, WV 70 1.13 2.37 $ 27.58 $ 57,360