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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
66,690 1.6 % $ 31.55 $ 65,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.45 $ 23.80 $ 29.64 $ 37.22 $ 45.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,530 $ 49,490 $ 61,650 $ 77,430 $ 93,640


Industry profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

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 19,240 0.34 $ 31.96 $ 66,490
Outpatient Care Centers 7,270 0.74 $ 34.84 $ 72,470
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,550 0.32 $ 30.11 $ 62,630
Special Food Services 4,280 0.90 $ 30.98 $ 64,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,730 0.07 $ 28.50 $ 59,290

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)
Special Food Services 4,280 0.90 $ 30.98 $ 64,430
Outpatient Care Centers 7,270 0.74 $ 34.84 $ 72,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,510 0.56 $ 33.70 $ 70,090
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,710 0.38 $ 33.33 $ 69,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,240 0.34 $ 31.96 $ 66,490

Top paying industries for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 45.15 $ 93,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $ 41.29 $ 85,880
Home Health Care Services 870 0.06 $ 38.03 $ 79,110
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,560 0.12 $ 37.90 $ 78,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $ 36.05 $ 74,990


Geographic profile for Dietitians and Nutritionists:

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.



Map of employment of dietitians and nutritionists by state, May 2021


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 7,690 0.47 0.98 $ 39.61 $ 82,380
New York 4,880 0.56 1.19 $ 35.00 $ 72,800
Texas 4,460 0.36 0.77 $ 31.04 $ 64,560
Florida 3,520 0.41 0.86 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Pennsylvania 3,360 0.60 1.27 $ 30.38 $ 63,180


Map of location quotient of dietitians and nutritionists by state, May 2021


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)
Massachusetts 2,300 0.68 1.43 $ 33.15 $ 68,940
South Dakota 270 0.64 1.35 $ 29.74 $ 61,860
Mississippi 700 0.63 1.34 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
Utah 950 0.61 1.30 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Hawaii 330 0.61 1.28 $ 36.07 $ 75,020


Map of annual mean wages of dietitians and nutritionists by state, May 2021


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 7,690 0.47 0.98 $ 39.61 $ 82,380
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 38.75 $ 80,600
Hawaii 330 0.61 1.28 $ 36.07 $ 75,020
New Jersey 1,660 0.43 0.91 $ 35.98 $ 74,850
Rhode Island 220 0.49 1.04 $ 35.61 $ 74,080



Map of employment of dietitians and nutritionists by area, May 2021


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 4,520 0.52 1.10 $ 36.49 $ 75,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,800 0.49 1.04 $ 36.64 $ 76,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,700 0.66 1.39 $ 33.11 $ 68,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,660 0.39 0.83 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,510 0.57 1.20 $ 33.30 $ 69,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,380 0.72 1.52 $ 33.19 $ 69,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,230 0.34 0.72 $ 31.74 $ 66,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,160 0.40 0.83 $ 36.43 $ 75,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.39 0.81 $ 32.04 $ 66,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 970 0.46 0.96 $ 30.73 $ 63,930


Map of location quotient of dietitians and nutritionists by area, May 2021


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)
Rochester, MN 210 1.78 3.75 $ 34.76 $ 72,300
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 60 1.49 3.15 $ 29.45 $ 61,250
Ann Arbor, MI 200 1.00 2.12 $ 30.91 $ 64,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 310 1.00 2.12 $ 29.77 $ 61,930
Alexandria, LA 60 0.95 2.01 $ 31.06 $ 64,610
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.91 1.93 $ 27.72 $ 57,660
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 0.91 1.93 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Battle Creek, MI 50 0.91 1.92 $ 32.21 $ 66,990
Redding, CA 60 0.89 1.89 $ 34.89 $ 72,570
Morgantown, WV 60 0.89 1.87 $ 28.11 $ 58,460