Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
32,240 3.0 % $14.12 $29,360 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $10.18 $12.67 $17.02 $22.10
Annual Wage (2) $18,380 $21,170 $26,350 $35,410 $45,960


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 12,490 0.23 $15.50 $32,240
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 8,800 0.54 $12.53 $26,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 3,070 0.35 $11.39 $23,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,910 0.04 $15.41 $32,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 810 0.01 $12.43 $25,860

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) 8,800 0.54 $12.53 $26,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 3,070 0.35 $11.39 $23,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 690 0.27 $15.76 $32,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,490 0.23 $15.50 $32,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 340 0.15 $13.94 $28,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $20.81 $43,290
Outpatient Care Centers 280 0.03 $19.48 $40,520
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 30 0.01 $17.95 $37,340
State Government (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $17.16 $35,700
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $16.14 $33,580


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 4,170 0.26 1.14 $17.70 $36,810
Illinois 3,730 0.63 2.75 $11.36 $23,630
Texas 2,870 0.24 1.07 $12.29 $25,560
Pennsylvania 2,390 0.42 1.81 $13.76 $28,630
Massachusetts 2,040 0.59 2.56 $16.44 $34,200




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)
North Dakota 410 0.96 4.18 $13.98 $29,080
Illinois 3,730 0.63 2.75 $11.36 $23,630
Massachusetts 2,040 0.59 2.56 $16.44 $34,200
West Virginia 360 0.52 2.27 $11.62 $24,170
Utah 680 0.50 2.16 $12.06 $25,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 940 0.10 0.45 $19.79 $41,160
Oregon 140 0.08 0.35 $19.25 $40,050
Ohio 670 0.13 0.55 $18.08 $37,610
Rhode Island 100 0.20 0.88 $17.73 $36,880
California 4,170 0.26 1.14 $17.70 $36,810





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 1.58 $12.63 $26,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.28 1.22 $15.79 $32,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 740 0.41 1.78 $17.43 $36,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 710 0.24 1.05 $12.97 $26,980
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.38 $19.95 $41,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 0.90 $13.17 $27,390
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.43 1.88 $12.57 $26,140
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.46 2.02 $15.16 $31,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 460 0.34 1.49 $11.83 $24,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 0.78 $11.68 $24,290




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)
Decatur, IL 120 2.54 11.08 $10.29 $21,400
New Bedford, MA 150 2.40 10.47 $12.39 $25,780
Barnstable Town, MA 160 1.62 7.03 $15.41 $32,040
Rockford, IL 210 1.43 6.24 $11.49 $23,900
Florence, SC 110 1.30 5.67 $10.69 $22,240
Killeen-Temple, TX 150 1.07 4.64 $11.97 $24,900
Worcester, MA-CT 290 1.05 4.55 $23.06 $47,970
Peoria, IL 180 1.05 4.57 $10.36 $21,560
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 250 1.01 4.41 $10.22 $21,260
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.88 3.83 $16.52 $34,360




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.23 1.02 $23.74 $49,390
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.37 $23.23 $48,320
Worcester, MA-CT 290 1.05 4.55 $23.06 $47,970
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.18 0.80 $22.20 $46,180
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 80 0.07 0.32 $21.08 $43,850
Syracuse, NY 40 0.12 0.52 $20.83 $43,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.09 0.41 $20.69 $43,030
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.27 1.16 $20.60 $42,840
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.38 1.63 $20.31 $42,230
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 0.49 $20.12 $41,860

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 340 2.50 10.87 $10.01 $20,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.25 5.44 $9.93 $20,650
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.98 8.62 $10.83 $22,540
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 3.61 $11.14 $23,180
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 9.48 $14.02 $29,160

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 340 2.50 10.87 $10.01 $20,830
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 9.48 $14.02 $29,160
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.98 8.62 $10.83 $22,540
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.60 6.96 (8) (8)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.25 5.44 $9.93 $20,650

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)
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 1.64 $19.31 $40,170
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.87 $39,250
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.74 $15.76 $32,790
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.83 $15.22 $31,650
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 9.48 $14.02 $29,160


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017