Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

29-2051 Dietetic Technicians

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. 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
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)
28,950 2.5 % $14.03 $29,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.77 $9.98 $12.52 $16.95 $21.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,230 $20,760 $26,040 $35,250 $45,540


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 11,870 0.22 $15.19 $31,590
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,940 0.48 $12.32 $25,620
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,550 0.30 $11.55 $24,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,920 0.04 $15.04 $31,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.26 $16.18 $33,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,940 0.48 $12.32 $25,620
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,550 0.30 $11.55 $24,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.26 $16.18 $33,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,870 0.22 $15.19 $31,590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 340 0.15 $14.06 $29,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 220 0.03 $21.18 $44,050
Religious Organizations 30 0.02 $18.61 $38,710
State Government (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $16.62 $34,580
Home Health Care Services 90 0.01 $16.34 $33,980
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.26 $16.18 $33,650


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 3,670 0.24 1.13 $17.56 $36,520
Pennsylvania 3,040 0.53 2.54 $12.61 $26,240
Illinois 2,800 0.48 2.28 $11.60 $24,120
Texas 1,860 0.16 0.77 $12.68 $26,370
Massachusetts 1,520 0.45 2.14 $14.22 $29,580



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)
North Dakota 320 0.72 3.43 $14.28 $29,710
Pennsylvania 3,040 0.53 2.54 $12.61 $26,240
Illinois 2,800 0.48 2.28 $11.60 $24,120
South Carolina 910 0.47 2.24 $11.01 $22,890
Massachusetts 1,520 0.45 2.14 $14.22 $29,580



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.25 $19.61 $40,790
New York 840 0.09 0.45 $19.55 $40,660
Alabama 100 0.05 0.25 $18.16 $37,780
Ohio 710 0.13 0.64 $18.09 $37,630
Connecticut 340 0.20 0.97 $18.05 $37,540




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.31 1.46 $12.42 $25,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.25 1.19 $15.91 $33,090
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.78 3.70 $13.24 $27,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 670 0.38 1.80 $16.44 $34,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 560 0.22 1.07 $12.71 $26,440
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 520 0.08 0.38 $19.58 $40,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.24 1.14 $13.55 $28,180
Pittsburgh, PA 430 0.38 1.80 $11.33 $23,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.48 2.28 $17.40 $36,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.13 0.60 $12.09 $25,140



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)
Altoona, PA 130 2.25 10.71 $12.59 $26,180
New Bedford, MA 130 2.01 9.56 $11.81 $24,560
Bismarck, ND 110 1.51 7.20 $15.15 $31,500
Florence, SC 110 1.30 6.21 $10.23 $21,280
Ann Arbor, MI 260 1.22 5.81 $16.56 $34,440
Barnstable Town, MA 100 0.96 4.58 $13.92 $28,950
Lancaster, PA 220 0.96 4.59 $9.73 $20,240
Peoria, IL 160 0.92 4.37 $10.91 $22,690
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 230 0.91 4.32 $10.20 $21,210
Rochester, MN 100 0.86 4.11 $12.67 $26,340



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 2.08 $33.20 $69,060
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 0.64 $23.97 $49,850
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 0.42 $22.37 $46,540
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.10 0.47 $21.34 $44,380
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.46 $20.89 $43,440
Syracuse, NY 40 0.14 0.66 $20.73 $43,110
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.21 $42,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 520 0.08 0.38 $19.58 $40,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.33 1.56 $19.38 $40,300
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.31 1.50 $19.33 $40,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.47 6.99 $10.14 $21,090
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 3.36 $10.57 $21,990
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.53 2.53 $11.71 $24,370
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.32 6.28 $10.00 $20,800
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 5.63 $14.15 $29,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 1.83 8.74 $11.04 $22,960
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.47 6.99 $10.14 $21,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.32 6.28 $10.00 $20,800
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.27 6.06 $9.24 $19,220
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 5.63 $14.15 $29,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.93 $41,450
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.55 $40,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.82 $15.71 $32,680
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.35 $15.51 $32,260
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.56 $14.41 $29,970


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016