Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
58,240 1.9 % $27.00 $56,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.59 $21.25 $26.56 $32.47 $37.30
Annual Wage (2) $34,500 $44,190 $55,240 $67,540 $77,590


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 18,370 0.35 $26.91 $55,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,000 0.30 $27.04 $56,240
Outpatient Care Centers 4,540 0.71 $28.10 $58,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,740 0.07 $24.25 $50,440
Personal Care Services 3,100 0.50 $29.61 $61,580

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 4,540 0.71 $28.10 $58,450
Personal Care Services 3,100 0.50 $29.61 $61,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,070 0.46 $28.83 $59,960
Special Food Services 2,240 0.38 $25.79 $53,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.35 $27.25 $56,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 30 0.06 $42.36 $88,100
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $35.71 $74,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,960 0.10 $33.35 $69,360
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $32.01 $66,590
Insurance Carriers 150 0.01 $31.11 $64,700


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 6,300 0.44 0.99 $33.03 $68,700
New York 4,510 0.53 1.18 $28.75 $59,810
Pennsylvania 3,550 0.63 1.42 $22.77 $47,360
Texas 3,450 0.33 0.73 $25.56 $53,170
Florida 3,180 0.44 0.98 $27.22 $56,610




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)
Rhode Island 330 0.73 1.63 $29.59 $61,540
Pennsylvania 3,550 0.63 1.42 $22.77 $47,360
Minnesota 1,540 0.58 1.31 $26.91 $55,970
Kentucky 1,010 0.57 1.28 $24.00 $49,930
New Jersey 2,140 0.56 1.26 $29.65 $61,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,340 0.53 1.20 $39.73 $82,650
Nevada 260 0.23 0.51 $34.54 $71,840
California 6,300 0.44 0.99 $33.03 $68,700
Hawaii 280 0.47 1.05 $31.27 $65,050
Alaska 160 0.49 1.10 $30.56 $63,560





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,970 0.58 1.29 $29.11 $60,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.45 1.01 $32.00 $66,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.39 0.88 $24.38 $50,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.67 1.50 $26.75 $55,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.57 1.28 $25.58 $53,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 910 0.53 1.18 $29.62 $61,610
Pittsburgh, PA 720 0.64 1.43 $20.67 $42,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 700 0.30 0.67 $29.54 $61,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 690 0.26 0.59 $26.60 $55,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.32 0.72 $27.03 $56,220




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)
Reading, PA 220 1.33 2.99 $16.60 $34,520
Rome, GA 40 1.13 2.53 $21.54 $44,800
Gainesville, FL 130 1.11 2.49 $25.45 $52,930
Erie, PA 130 1.05 2.34 $22.11 $45,990
Stockton, CA 200 1.03 2.30 $34.95 $72,700
Rochester, MN 100 1.02 2.27 $29.84 $62,060
Altoona, PA 60 1.02 2.27 $20.11 $41,820
Redding, CA 60 0.98 2.18 $36.01 $74,910
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 0.98 2.18 (8) (8)
Elmira, NY 40 0.98 2.19 $22.02 $45,800