Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
59,740 1.2 % $28.08 $58,410 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.94 $22.19 $27.84 $33.93 $38.92
Annual Wage (2) $35,240 $46,160 $57,910 $70,580 $80,950


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 17,820 0.34 $28.56 $59,400
Outpatient Care Centers 5,700 0.77 $30.50 $63,440
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 4,900 0.30 $27.56 $57,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,900 0.07 $24.63 $51,240
Special Food Services 3,720 0.56 $26.45 $55,030

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 5,700 0.77 $30.50 $63,440
Special Food Services 3,720 0.56 $26.45 $55,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,370 0.55 $29.63 $61,630
Grantmaking and Giving Services 510 0.37 $35.15 $73,100
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 770 0.34 $29.06 $60,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 510 0.37 $35.15 $73,100
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $34.10 $70,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,210 0.11 $33.83 $70,370
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $33.68 $70,060
Home Health Care Services 1,240 0.10 $32.51 $67,620


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 6,890 0.44 1.03 $34.77 $72,320
New York 4,700 0.52 1.21 $30.27 $62,960
Texas 4,180 0.36 0.83 $27.68 $57,570
Florida 3,050 0.38 0.89 $26.88 $55,920
Pennsylvania 2,790 0.49 1.13 $26.34 $54,790



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 280 0.59 1.35 $30.57 $63,590
Alaska 180 0.56 1.29 $32.58 $67,760
Nebraska 520 0.55 1.27 $25.59 $53,220
Hawaii 340 0.54 1.25 $31.32 $65,150
West Virginia 380 0.53 1.23 $27.18 $56,540



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,890 0.44 1.03 $34.77 $72,320
Alaska 180 0.56 1.29 $32.58 $67,760
New Jersey 1,970 0.50 1.16 $31.46 $65,430
Hawaii 340 0.54 1.25 $31.32 $65,150
Oregon 660 0.38 0.87 $31.29 $65,090




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,130 0.48 1.11 $31.50 $65,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.52 1.20 $34.74 $72,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.36 0.83 $28.35 $58,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,150 0.39 0.91 $28.28 $58,820
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 950 0.54 1.24 $30.63 $63,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 0.43 0.99 $28.03 $58,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 800 0.32 0.74 $26.86 $55,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.34 0.78 $28.11 $58,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 770 0.32 0.73 $29.52 $61,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 750 0.40 0.92 $24.45 $50,850