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

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 Dietetic Technicians
Industry profile for Dietetic Technicians
Geographic profile for Dietetic Technicians

National estimates for Dietetic Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dietetic Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,610 2.7 % $ 16.42 $ 34,160 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dietetic Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.96 $ 13.65 $ 14.19 $ 17.88 $ 22.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,790 $ 28,400 $ 29,520 $ 37,200 $ 47,120


Industry profile for Dietetic Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dietetic Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dietetic Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,430 0.19 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,110 0.29 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,430 0.03 $ 18.68 $ 38,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,430 0.16 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
Individual and Family Services 550 0.02 $ 19.09 $ 39,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,110 0.29 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,430 0.19 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 500 0.18 $ 16.09 $ 33,460
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,430 0.16 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 190 0.08 $ 15.79 $ 32,840

Top paying industries for Dietetic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.02 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $ 20.22 $ 42,060
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $ 19.85 $ 41,280
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 340 0.03 $ 19.25 $ 40,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $ 19.23 $ 39,990


Geographic profile for Dietetic Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dietetic Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dietetic Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of dietetic technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,930 0.24 1.55 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Michigan 2,310 0.57 3.71 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
Texas 1,270 0.10 0.68 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Ohio 1,090 0.21 1.37 $ 16.21 $ 33,720
Illinois 1,070 0.19 1.24 $ 13.24 $ 27,550


Map of location quotient of dietetic technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,310 0.57 3.71 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
West Virginia 270 0.41 2.70 $ 12.83 $ 26,690
Vermont 110 0.39 2.52 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Utah 590 0.38 2.49 $ 14.01 $ 29,140
Hawaii 160 0.29 1.89 $ 16.64 $ 34,610


Map of annual mean wages of dietetic technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Dietetic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 80 0.04 0.29 $ 22.28 $ 46,350
Washington 130 0.04 0.26 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
New York 920 0.11 0.70 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Maryland 100 0.04 0.25 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
California 3,930 0.24 1.55 $ 20.95 $ 43,570



Map of employment of dietetic technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,310 0.23 1.49 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,100 0.61 3.97 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.55 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 700 1.38 8.97 $ 14.26 $ 29,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 610 0.14 0.94 $ 13.72 $ 28,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 590 0.28 1.83 $ 15.86 $ 32,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 1.25 $ 17.27 $ 35,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 440 0.17 1.09 $ 17.64 $ 36,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 400 0.18 1.15 $ 25.34 $ 52,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.19 1.27 $ 19.63 $ 40,830


Map of location quotient of dietetic technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 700 1.38 8.97 $ 14.26 $ 29,650
Redding, CA 50 0.82 5.34 $ 15.61 $ 32,460
Yuba City, CA 40 0.80 5.18 $ 19.48 $ 40,510
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.79 5.14 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 180 0.67 4.38 $ 13.16 $ 27,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,100 0.61 3.97 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Chico, CA 40 0.56 3.67 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 130 0.45 2.91 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.45 2.90 $ 16.03 $ 33,350
Columbia, SC 160 0.44 2.84 $ 13.25 $ 27,560


Map of annual mean wages of dietetic technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Dietetic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.25 1.64 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 400 0.18 1.15 $ 25.34 $ 52,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 0.23 $ 23.25 $ 48,370
Salinas, CA 40 0.22 1.46 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 0.37 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.55 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.20 1.31 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 130 0.45 2.91 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,310 0.23 1.49 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Fresno, CA 150 0.39 2.57 $ 20.78 $ 43,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 7.05 $ 11.88 $ 24,700
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 2.94 $ 14.06 $ 29,240
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 5.43 $ 14.36 $ 29,860
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.42 $ 11.76 $ 24,460
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 2.16 $ 9.91 $ 20,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 7.05 $ 11.88 $ 24,700
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 5.43 $ 14.36 $ 29,860
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 4.84 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 4.18 $ 8.92 $ 18,560
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 4.13 $ 10.64 $ 22,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Dietetic Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.51 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 4.84 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.89 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.41 $ 17.07 $ 35,500
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.07 $ 15.95 $ 33,180


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022