Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
59,490 1.4 % $27.62 $57,440 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.85 $21.83 $27.38 $33.45 $38.38
Annual Wage (2) $35,040 $45,410 $56,950 $69,580 $79,840


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 17,930 0.34 $28.10 $58,440
Outpatient Care Centers 5,260 0.75 $29.74 $61,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,950 0.30 $27.66 $57,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,860 0.07 $25.21 $52,450
Special Food Services 3,400 0.54 $26.35 $54,800

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 1,160 0.87 (8) (8)
Outpatient Care Centers 5,260 0.75 $29.74 $61,850
Special Food Services 3,400 0.54 $26.35 $54,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,250 0.51 $29.24 $60,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.35 $28.56 $59,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 40 0.03 $39.56 $82,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,070 0.10 $33.39 $69,450
Home Health Care Services 1,180 0.09 $32.04 $66,650
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $31.58 $65,680
Outpatient Care Centers 5,260 0.75 $29.74 $61,850


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 6,930 0.46 1.04 $34.62 $72,010
New York 4,520 0.51 1.16 $29.43 $61,210
Texas 3,940 0.35 0.80 $27.04 $56,250
Pennsylvania 3,190 0.56 1.28 $24.34 $50,620
Florida 2,990 0.39 0.89 $26.14 $54,380



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 380 0.81 1.85 $29.98 $62,360
Minnesota 1,610 0.59 1.34 $27.62 $57,440
Nebraska 540 0.57 1.30 $25.46 $52,960
Pennsylvania 3,190 0.56 1.28 $24.34 $50,620
West Virginia 380 0.54 1.22 $27.15 $56,480



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,930 0.46 1.04 $34.62 $72,010
Maryland 920 0.36 0.82 $31.89 $66,340
Nevada 240 0.20 0.46 $31.54 $65,600
Connecticut 740 0.45 1.03 $31.24 $64,970
New Jersey 2,050 0.53 1.21 $31.21 $64,910




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 2,500 0.46 1.05 $30.97 $64,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.48 1.10 $34.59 $71,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.40 0.91 $25.87 $53,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,200 0.66 1.50 $27.11 $56,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.61 1.38 $24.94 $51,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,050 0.37 0.84 $28.10 $58,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 980 0.54 1.24 $29.06 $60,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 930 0.62 1.41 $32.31 $67,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 830 0.35 0.79 $26.42 $54,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 760 0.60 1.36 $28.84 $59,990



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)
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.64 3.73 $31.56 $65,640
Valdosta, GA 70 1.36 3.10 (8) (8)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 290 1.31 2.98 $30.78 $64,020
Glens Falls, NY 60 1.17 2.66 $23.38 $48,630
Rome, GA 40 1.15 2.62 $21.63 $45,000
Stockton, CA 230 1.11 2.53 $36.12 $75,120
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 230 1.11 2.52 $16.11 $33,500
Macon, GA 100 1.06 2.40 $26.74 $55,620
Rochester, MN 110 1.02 2.31 $29.74 $61,860
Greenville, NC 80 1.02 2.32 $25.20 $52,410