Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
53,220 1.5 % $25.59 $53,230 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.98 $20.39 $25.07 $30.51 $35.91
Annual Wage (2) $33,230 $42,400 $52,150 $63,460 $74,690


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,440 $25.75 $53,560
Nursing Care Facilities 4,830 $25.55 $53,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,050 $23.63 $49,150
Outpatient Care Centers 3,570 $26.17 $54,440
Special Food Services 2,920 $23.72 $49,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 150 $36.11 $75,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,770 $32.88 $68,390
Home Health Care Services 1,070 $29.83 $62,050
Health and Personal Care Stores 110 $29.28 $60,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) $28.92 $60,150


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 420 $22.93 $47,690 0.660
Delaware 260 $26.53 $55,170 0.633
North Dakota 200 $23.03 $47,910 0.555
Pennsylvania 2,970 $23.70 $49,290 0.534
New York 4,400 $26.69 $55,520 0.518

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maryland 820 $31.06 $64,600 0.326
Nevada 280 $30.70 $63,860 0.233
California 5,680 $30.58 $63,610 0.391
Hawaii 200 $30.17 $62,750 0.332
Connecticut 730 $29.69 $61,750 0.440


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 210 $16.57 $34,470 1.193
Altoona, PA 70 $18.77 $39,050 1.193
Pueblo, CO 60 $25.18 $52,380 1.049
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 100 $20.22 $42,070 1.031
Goldsboro, NC 50 $22.23 $46,230 1.026

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 $38.69 $80,470 0.339
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 150 $38.27 $79,610 0.274
Modesto, CA 70 $33.55 $69,780 0.439
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 300 $33.37 $69,410 0.307
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 $33.13 $68,910 0.347


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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