Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

29-2051 Dietetic Technicians

Assist dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dietitians, may plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

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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)
28,910 3.2 % $11.59 $24,100 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.81 $8.17 $10.81 $14.18 $17.15
Annual Wage (2) $14,170 $16,990 $22,490 $29,480 $35,680

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 12,590 $12.14 $25,240 1 10
Nursing care facilities 6,250 $9.23 $19,190 2 24
Personal care services 1,540 $15.36 $31,950 3 4
Community care facilities for the elderly 1,440 $11.06 $23,010 4 14
Local government (OES designation) 950 $12.27 $25,530 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Grocery stores 80 $37.54 $78,090 20 1
Other general merchandise stores 30 $23.23 $48,310 24 2
Home health care services 140 $15.38 $31,980 16 3
Personal care services 1,540 $15.36 $31,950 3 4
Grantmaking and giving services 870 $13.73 $28,560 6 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nebraska 720 $9.29 $19,320 0.082% 508
Maryland 1,980 $12.46 $25,910 0.081% 486
Rhode Island 280 $11.80 $24,540 0.059% 399
Oklahoma 800 $8.77 $18,240 0.056% 571
Louisiana 800 $7.78 $16,180 0.044% 601

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 1,660 $14.60 $30,370 0.020% 466
New Jersey 400 $14.32 $29,780 0.010% 485
Minnesota 390 $14.17 $29,470 0.015% 451
Washington 320 $14.06 $29,250 0.012% 494
Ohio 1,410 $13.92 $28,950 0.026% 445

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Cumberland, MD-WV MSA 140 $12.18 $25,340 0.340%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 240 $14.26 $29,650 0.099%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 1,160 $12.63 $26,270 0.096%
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 360 $10.57 $21,990 0.089%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 240 $7.17 $14,900 0.082%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 40 $16.46 $34,240 0.016%
New York, NY PMSA 640 $16.37 $34,040 0.016%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 50 $16.19 $33,680 0.008%
Tacoma, WA PMSA (6) $16.12 $33,520 (6)
San Francisco, CA PMSA 100 $15.68 $32,610 0.010%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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