Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
33,370 3.0 % $14.24 $29,610 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $10.51 $12.74 $16.82 $22.10
Annual Wage (2) $18,990 $21,860 $26,500 $34,980 $45,970


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 $15.67 $32,590
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 10,100 0.62 $12.50 $25,990
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 3,090 0.34 $11.84 $24,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $15.85 $32,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools 970 0.01 $12.68 $26,370

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) 10,100 0.62 $12.50 $25,990
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 3,090 0.34 $11.84 $24,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 720 0.28 $15.40 $32,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,490 0.23 $15.67 $32,590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 310 0.13 $14.92 $31,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $18.73 $38,950
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 30 0.01 $18.15 $37,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $17.25 $35,890
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $16.70 $34,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $15.85 $32,980


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 4,850 0.29 1.24 $16.55 $34,430
Illinois 4,600 0.78 3.31 $11.69 $24,320
Texas 3,480 0.29 1.25 $12.65 $26,310
Massachusetts 1,970 0.56 2.39 $17.66 $36,730
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.25 1.05 $15.04 $31,280




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)
North Dakota 440 1.04 4.46 $14.35 $29,840
Illinois 4,600 0.78 3.31 $11.69 $24,320
Massachusetts 1,970 0.56 2.39 $17.66 $36,730
Utah 770 0.54 2.32 $12.51 $26,020
West Virginia 330 0.49 2.07 $11.71 $24,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 120 0.06 0.27 $21.05 $43,790
Rhode Island 70 0.15 0.62 $21.04 $43,770
New York 900 0.10 0.42 $20.52 $42,680
Alaska 50 0.15 0.64 $19.13 $39,790
Alabama 140 0.08 0.32 $18.15 $37,760



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.46 1.98 $12.86 $26,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.32 1.36 $15.01 $31,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,060 0.54 2.29 $13.34 $27,740
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 830 0.45 1.94 $18.06 $37,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 800 0.27 1.17 $13.10 $27,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 0.92 $12.50 $26,010
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 530 0.51 2.20 $15.74 $32,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 0.34 $20.72 $43,100
Salt Lake City, UT 500 0.72 3.06 $12.91 $26,850
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.32 1.38 $12.14 $25,260


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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)
Decatur, IL 120 2.49 10.65 $9.80 $20,380
Bismarck, ND 110 1.54 6.58 $15.66 $32,570
Peoria, IL 260 1.50 6.40 $10.44 $21,710
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.48 6.34 $15.31 $31,840
Bloomington, IL 110 1.25 5.33 $10.52 $21,880
Rockford, IL 180 1.22 5.22 $11.69 $24,320
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 260 1.03 4.41 $10.62 $22,090
Kankakee, IL 40 1.00 4.27 $10.20 $21,210
Worcester, MA-CT 260 0.93 3.96 $24.42 $50,780
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 0.87 3.71 $15.02 $31,240


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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)
Worcester, MA-CT 260 0.93 3.96 $24.42 $50,780
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.19 0.82 $24.09 $50,120
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 0.38 $23.80 $49,500
Syracuse, NY 30 0.11 0.47 $21.62 $44,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.08 0.36 $20.73 $43,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 0.34 $20.72 $43,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.27 1.16 $20.21 $42,030
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.29 1.22 $20.20 $42,010
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.09 $41,780
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,950

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 340 3.82 16.32 $10.82 $22,510
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 280 1.66 7.08 $10.21 $21,240
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.89 3.79 $10.30 $21,420
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 1.09 4.67 $11.72 $24,380
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 1.37 5.87 $9.30 $19,340

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 340 3.82 16.32 $10.82 $22,510
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 8.85 $14.26 $29,660
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 280 1.66 7.08 $10.21 $21,240
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 1.37 5.87 $9.30 $19,340
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 1.31 5.59 $11.68 $24,290

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.79 $18.86 $39,220
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 2.18 $17.87 $37,160
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.68 $15.91 $33,080
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.14 $31,500
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.51 $14.32 $29,780


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018