Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

29-2051 Dietetic Technicians

Assist dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dietitians, 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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
24,510 2.5 % $13.72 $28,530 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $10.13 $12.98 $16.69 $20.07
Annual Wage (2) $17,720 $21,070 $26,990 $34,710 $41,760


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,400 $14.40 $29,960
Nursing Care Facilities 4,900 $12.53 $26,060
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 1,790 $11.66 $24,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,760 $14.09 $29,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,320 $13.51 $28,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 $18.48 $38,450
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 80 $16.62 $34,580
Grocery Stores 60 $15.77 $32,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 $15.02 $31,240
State Government (OES Designation) 390 $15.00 $31,210


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maryland 1,580 $17.85 $37,130 0.631
West Virginia 420 $10.65 $22,160 0.597
Massachusetts 1,570 $13.64 $28,370 0.497
Vermont 120 $12.86 $26,740 0.415
Delaware 150 $13.06 $27,160 0.360

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Minnesota 200 $18.07 $37,580 0.074
Maryland 1,580 $17.85 $37,130 0.631
Ohio 640 $17.50 $36,400 0.126
Connecticut 230 $16.98 $35,310 0.142
New York 1,120 $16.59 $34,500 0.132


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 100 $12.38 $25,750 2.015
Modesto, CA 310 $13.09 $27,230 1.979
Morgantown, WV 110 $12.21 $25,390 1.896
Barnstable Town, MA 120 $12.54 $26,090 1.277
Florence, SC 90 $9.62 $20,010 1.064

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 $19.35 $40,240 0.131
Dayton, OH 110 $18.79 $39,090 0.298
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 $18.60 $38,690 0.084
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,100 $18.55 $38,580 0.875
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 $18.50 $38,490 0.077


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010