Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
59,530 1.5 % $27.07 $56,300 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.34 $21.35 $26.88 $32.93 $37.85
Annual Wage (2) $33,980 $44,400 $55,920 $68,490 $78,720


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 18,430 0.35 $27.39 $56,960
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,010 0.30 $27.45 $57,090
Outpatient Care Centers 4,910 0.73 $29.13 $60,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,910 0.07 $24.40 $50,760
Special Food Services 3,170 0.52 $26.26 $54,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,200 0.92 $34.33 $71,400
Outpatient Care Centers 4,910 0.73 $29.13 $60,580
Special Food Services 3,170 0.52 $26.26 $54,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,150 0.48 $28.88 $60,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 840 0.37 $28.07 $58,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,200 0.92 $34.33 $71,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,000 0.10 $33.28 $69,220
Office Administrative Services 50 0.01 $31.83 $66,210
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $30.98 $64,450
Home Health Care Services 1,100 0.09 $30.65 $63,740


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 7,020 0.48 1.06 $34.55 $71,870
New York 4,330 0.50 1.12 $29.17 $60,680
Texas 3,660 0.34 0.75 $26.38 $54,860
Pennsylvania 3,440 0.61 1.36 $22.92 $47,680
Florida 3,150 0.42 0.94 $25.95 $53,970




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 510 1.11 2.47 $29.91 $62,210
Pennsylvania 3,440 0.61 1.36 $22.92 $47,680
New Jersey 2,280 0.60 1.33 $30.23 $62,880
Minnesota 1,560 0.58 1.29 $26.79 $55,710
Washington 1,520 0.54 1.19 $29.77 $61,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,020 0.48 1.06 $34.55 $71,870
Nevada 240 0.21 0.47 $33.93 $70,580
Hawaii 290 0.48 1.07 $30.84 $64,150
Maryland 800 0.32 0.70 $30.83 $64,120
Connecticut 710 0.43 0.97 $30.68 $63,820





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 2,840 0.54 1.21 $29.87 $62,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.51 1.14 $34.01 $70,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.36 0.80 $24.82 $51,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.65 1.45 $26.05 $54,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.63 1.39 $24.98 $51,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 920 0.53 1.18 $28.94 $60,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.32 0.70 $26.84 $55,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 870 0.60 1.33 $31.36 $65,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 730 0.34 0.76 $27.37 $56,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 720 0.31 0.68 $28.14 $58,530




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 240 1.42 3.17 $17.13 $35,640
Stockton, CA 260 1.29 2.88 $36.46 $75,840
Macon, GA 110 1.19 2.64 $24.77 $51,510
Winchester, VA-WV 60 1.16 2.59 $27.28 $56,740
Rome, GA 40 1.16 2.59 $21.16 $44,010
Grand Junction, CO 70 1.16 2.59 $27.60 $57,400
Gainesville, FL 130 1.08 2.41 $25.68 $53,410
Elmira, NY 40 1.06 2.36 $23.86 $49,630
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 220 1.04 2.32 $30.29 $63,010
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 560 1.03 2.29 $29.36 $61,060