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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
29,230 2.7 % $14.99 $31,180 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $11.38 $13.66 $17.48 $22.61
Annual Wage (2) $20,190 $23,670 $28,400 $36,360 $47,040


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 10,260 0.18 $16.24 $33,780
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,840 0.61 $13.50 $28,070
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,370 0.25 $12.40 $25,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,310 0.02 $16.58 $34,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.24 $16.20 $33,690

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) 9,840 0.61 $13.50 $28,070
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,370 0.25 $12.40 $25,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.24 $16.20 $33,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,260 0.18 $16.24 $33,780
Grantmaking and Giving Services 160 0.11 $20.03 $41,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 160 0.11 $20.03 $41,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $18.72 $38,940
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $18.29 $38,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $18.23 $37,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $18.09 $37,630


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 5,270 0.30 1.52 $17.22 $35,810
Illinois 3,380 0.56 2.82 $12.70 $26,410
Texas 2,070 0.17 0.84 $14.16 $29,450
Florida 1,740 0.20 0.99 $13.76 $28,610
Ohio 1,400 0.26 1.29 $14.08 $29,280




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)
Vermont 190 0.61 3.09 $14.43 $30,010
Illinois 3,380 0.56 2.82 $12.70 $26,410
West Virginia 310 0.45 2.24 $12.86 $26,760
Hawaii 230 0.37 1.85 $15.89 $33,040
Utah 550 0.36 1.83 $13.57 $28,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 100 0.05 0.27 $22.25 $46,280
Rhode Island 80 0.17 0.83 $21.70 $45,140
Alaska 50 0.16 0.78 $19.88 $41,340
New York 1,040 0.11 0.55 $19.78 $41,130
Washington 410 0.12 0.62 $19.69 $40,950





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,070 0.33 1.67 $16.82 $34,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,680 0.36 1.81 $13.71 $28,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 910 0.09 0.47 $19.96 $41,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 820 0.29 1.47 $16.38 $34,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 620 0.21 1.08 $15.37 $31,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 0.79 $13.80 $28,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.21 1.06 $15.48 $32,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 490 0.16 0.81 $15.77 $32,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.28 1.42 $16.65 $34,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 410 0.17 0.84 $19.12 $39,770




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)
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 70 1.32 6.62 $11.17 $23,230
New Bedford, MA 80 1.22 6.13 $14.43 $30,020
Yuba City, CA 50 1.04 5.23 $16.26 $33,820
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.90 4.52 $13.91 $28,940
Peoria, IL 150 0.88 4.40 $12.06 $25,080
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 260 0.83 4.18 $20.68 $43,010
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.82 4.10 $13.90 $28,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 400 0.71 3.56 $12.65 $26,300
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 70 0.56 2.84 $15.66 $32,570
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 100 0.56 2.79 $11.97 $24,910




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 130 0.13 0.63 $25.42 $52,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 0.35 $22.07 $45,910
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.51 $44,730
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 260 0.83 4.18 $20.68 $43,010
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.17 0.87 $20.63 $42,910
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.20 0.99 $20.53 $42,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 910 0.09 0.47 $19.96 $41,520
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.16 0.79 $19.86 $41,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 310 0.15 0.77 $19.76 $41,090
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 0.87 $19.56 $40,690

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 320 1.84 9.24 $10.99 $22,870
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 270 2.00 10.06 $11.18 $23,260
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.48 2.42 $11.66 $24,250
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 5.73 $9.19 $19,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 5.08 $13.73 $28,550

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 270 2.00 10.06 $11.18 $23,260
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 320 1.84 9.24 $10.99 $22,870
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 5.73 $9.19 $19,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 5.08 $13.73 $28,550
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 3.85 $10.11 $21,030

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 50 0.51 2.55 $19.73 $41,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.94 $19.52 $40,600
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.88 $33,040
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.87 $33,010
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.60 $15.50 $32,250


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020