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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
64,670 1.2 % $29.43 $61,210 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.49 $23.50 $29.02 $35.45 $40.68
Annual Wage (2) $38,460 $48,880 $60,370 $73,740 $84,610


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 18,540 0.33 $30.12 $62,640
Outpatient Care Centers 6,460 0.70 $32.13 $66,840
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,320 0.33 $28.96 $60,230
Special Food Services 4,690 0.65 $29.09 $60,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,160 0.08 $26.15 $54,390

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 6,460 0.70 $32.13 $66,840
Special Food Services 4,690 0.65 $29.09 $60,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,450 0.55 $30.65 $63,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,320 0.33 $28.96 $60,230
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 800 0.33 $30.09 $62,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $35.53 $73,910
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 40 0.01 $35.39 $73,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,380 0.12 $35.35 $73,520
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $33.27 $69,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $33.13 $68,920


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 7,930 0.47 1.04 $35.61 $74,060
Texas 4,930 0.41 0.91 $27.19 $56,550
New York 4,710 0.50 1.12 $32.72 $68,050
Pennsylvania 3,310 0.57 1.27 $27.14 $56,440
Florida 2,860 0.33 0.74 $29.67 $61,710




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)
North Dakota 290 0.69 1.54 $27.04 $56,240
Nebraska 620 0.63 1.42 $26.87 $55,900
Vermont 180 0.59 1.31 $27.71 $57,640
Pennsylvania 3,310 0.57 1.27 $27.14 $56,440
District of Columbia 400 0.56 1.26 $31.48 $65,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,930 0.47 1.04 $35.61 $74,060
Alaska 140 0.43 0.96 $34.23 $71,210
Connecticut 820 0.49 1.10 $33.47 $69,610
Hawaii 290 0.45 1.01 $33.20 $69,050
New Jersey 1,860 0.46 1.03 $33.08 $68,810





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 4,470 0.47 1.05 $33.93 $70,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,690 0.44 0.98 $34.51 $71,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,970 0.43 0.95 $28.84 $59,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,420 0.50 1.12 $30.47 $63,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,310 0.37 0.82 $24.69 $51,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,310 0.44 0.98 $28.49 $59,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,300 0.47 1.05 $31.89 $66,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.46 1.03 $26.81 $55,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,200 0.38 0.86 $32.35 $67,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,130 0.47 1.05 $39.50 $82,160