Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
61,430 1.3 % $28.69 $59,670 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.54 $22.69 $28.33 $34.54 $39.62
Annual Wage (2) $36,470 $47,200 $58,920 $71,840 $82,410


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 17,840 0.33 $29.00 $60,330
Outpatient Care Centers 6,870 0.82 $31.67 $65,860
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,790 0.29 $28.02 $58,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,960 0.07 $24.99 $51,980
Special Food Services 3,780 0.55 $27.47 $57,140

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 6,870 0.82 $31.67 $65,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,460 0.57 $29.86 $62,120
Special Food Services 3,780 0.55 $27.47 $57,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.33 $29.41 $61,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,840 0.33 $29.00 $60,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 60 0.10 $35.13 $73,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,290 0.11 $33.91 $70,530
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 320 0.05 $33.77 $70,230
Home Health Care Services 1,380 0.10 $32.97 $68,590
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $32.43 $67,450


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 7,860 0.49 1.13 $34.34 $71,430
New York 4,960 0.54 1.25 $31.20 $64,900
Texas 4,610 0.39 0.90 $28.37 $59,010
Florida 2,950 0.36 0.82 $27.61 $57,430
Pennsylvania 2,860 0.50 1.14 $27.07 $56,300




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 200 0.65 1.49 (8) (8)
North Dakota 270 0.64 1.47 $23.55 $48,990
Hawaii 400 0.64 1.46 $32.15 $66,870
Nebraska 550 0.57 1.29 $25.97 $54,030
New York 4,960 0.54 1.25 $31.20 $64,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,860 0.49 1.13 $34.34 $71,430
Maryland 1,010 0.38 0.88 $32.42 $67,440
Oregon 720 0.40 0.91 $32.23 $67,040
Hawaii 400 0.64 1.46 $32.15 $66,870
New Jersey 1,790 0.45 1.03 $31.99 $66,540





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 3,400 0.52 1.18 $32.30 $67,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.53 1.22 $34.14 $71,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.37 0.84 $28.41 $59,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.43 0.98 $28.74 $59,790
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 980 0.54 1.24 $30.59 $63,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 850 0.35 0.80 $28.47 $59,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 840 0.33 0.76 $27.10 $56,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 820 0.42 0.97 $25.49 $53,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 750 0.39 0.90 $28.42 $59,100
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 730 0.80 1.83 $35.46 $73,750