Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
62,980 1.2 % $28.92 $60,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.74 $22.94 $28.56 $34.85 $39.94
Annual Wage (2) $36,910 $47,720 $59,410 $72,490 $83,070


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 18,130 0.33 $29.46 $61,280
Outpatient Care Centers 6,810 0.77 $31.85 $66,250
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,150 0.32 $27.98 $58,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,160 0.08 $25.14 $52,290
Special Food Services 4,100 0.59 $28.17 $58,600

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 6,810 0.77 $31.85 $66,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,560 0.60 $30.38 $63,190
Special Food Services 4,100 0.59 $28.17 $58,600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.33 $29.60 $61,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,130 0.33 $29.46 $61,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 60 0.11 $38.56 $80,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,330 0.11 $34.91 $72,610
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 50 0.01 $33.59 $69,860
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $33.12 $68,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $32.47 $67,540


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 7,950 0.48 1.08 $34.68 $72,130
Texas 4,990 0.42 0.95 $27.37 $56,930
New York 4,800 0.52 1.18 $31.96 $66,480
Pennsylvania 2,950 0.51 1.15 $27.53 $57,270
Florida 2,590 0.31 0.70 $29.38 $61,100




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 230 0.76 1.72 (8) (8)
North Dakota 260 0.63 1.43 $25.51 $53,060
Nebraska 560 0.58 1.31 $27.03 $56,210
Missouri 1,520 0.55 1.24 $24.06 $50,050
Hawaii 340 0.54 1.23 $32.12 $66,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,950 0.48 1.08 $34.68 $72,130
Alaska 150 0.46 1.05 $32.84 $68,310
Oregon 710 0.39 0.87 $32.61 $67,820
New Jersey 1,880 0.47 1.06 $32.60 $67,800
Connecticut 850 0.52 1.17 $32.34 $67,270



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,420 0.51 1.16 $32.63 $67,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.52 1.17 $34.19 $71,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.37 0.83 $28.27 $58,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,310 0.45 1.01 $27.92 $58,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 970 0.49 1.11 $25.92 $53,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 960 0.52 1.18 $31.90 $66,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 950 0.36 0.82 $26.34 $54,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.36 0.81 $28.25 $58,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.31 0.71 $32.28 $67,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.47 1.06 $30.81 $64,090


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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)
Greenville, NC 90 1.25 2.83 $26.93 $56,020
Rochester, MN 130 1.11 2.50 $33.78 $70,270
Alexandria, LA 60 1.04 2.36 $27.11 $56,380
Eau Claire, WI 80 1.03 2.34 $29.05 $60,430
Florence, SC 90 1.01 2.28 $23.37 $48,600
Midland, MI 30 1.00 2.26 $23.52 $48,930
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 0.98 2.21 $30.80 $64,070
Pittsfield, MA 40 0.97 2.19 $32.70 $68,010
Grand Junction, CO 60 0.96 2.18 $20.60 $42,840
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 0.95 2.15 $23.76 $49,420