Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
46,630 2.1 % $20.93 $43,520 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $16.64 $20.50 $25.07 $29.61
Annual Wage (2) $26,570 $34,620 $42,630 $52,150 $61,600

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General medical and surgical hospitals 16,270 $21.26 $44,210
Nursing care facilities 4,460 $20.82 $43,310
Local government (OES designation) 3,410 $19.36 $40,270
Outpatient care centers 3,150 $22.92 $47,670
State government (OES designation) 2,480 $20.37 $42,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 50 $27.01 $56,190
Federal government (OES designation) 1,400 $26.99 $56,130
Home health care services 1,060 $24.78 $51,550
Scientific research and development services 60 $23.60 $49,090
Employment services 70 $23.12 $48,090

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
Idaho 350 $15.34 $31,910 0.062%
North Dakota 170 $18.67 $38,830 0.054%
Oklahoma 740 $18.95 $39,420 0.052%
New York 4,240 $22.77 $47,370 0.051%
Mississippi 530 $17.38 $36,140 0.049%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 140 $26.06 $54,210 0.024%
Connecticut 510 $25.83 $53,730 0.031%
Alaska 110 $25.66 $53,360 0.038%
California 4,300 $25.50 $53,040 0.030%
Delaware 140 $24.24 $50,420 0.035%

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
Alexandria, LA MSA 100 $16.21 $33,710 0.184%
Columbia, SC MSA 270 $17.27 $35,930 0.095%
Columbia, MO MSA 70 $19.91 $41,410 0.094%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 40 $20.79 $43,240 0.087%
Lima, OH MSA 60 $19.20 $39,940 0.082%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 190 $28.47 $59,220 0.022%
Ocala, FL MSA 30 $28.14 $58,530 0.035%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 70 $27.56 $57,320 0.041%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 300 $27.45 $57,090 0.031%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 90 $27.39 $56,970 0.046%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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 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.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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