Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
23,490 2.7 % $14.04 $29,200 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.68 $10.12 $12.85 $17.08 $21.46
Annual Wage (2) $18,060 $21,060 $26,730 $35,530 $44,630


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 11,420 0.22 $14.53 $30,230
Nursing Care Facilities 4,670 0.28 $12.54 $26,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,310 0.04 $14.92 $31,030
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 1,500 0.20 $11.64 $24,200
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $16.14 $33,570

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 4,670 0.28 $12.54 $26,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,420 0.22 $14.53 $30,230
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 1,500 0.20 $11.64 $24,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.18 $15.01 $31,230
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 370 0.16 $15.51 $32,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $17.68 $36,770
Outpatient Care Centers 220 0.04 $16.80 $34,940
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $16.14 $33,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.01 $15.56 $32,370
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 370 0.16 $15.51 $32,260


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 1,880 0.13 0.73 $17.59 $36,590
Illinois 1,780 0.32 1.74 $12.56 $26,130
Texas 1,380 0.13 0.73 $13.28 $27,620
Massachusetts 1,320 0.42 2.28 $13.95 $29,020
Michigan 1,310 0.34 1.87 $13.58 $28,250




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)
West Virginia 630 0.90 4.92 $10.07 $20,940
Maryland 1,120 0.45 2.45 $18.47 $38,410
Massachusetts 1,320 0.42 2.28 $13.95 $29,020
Tennessee 1,010 0.39 2.12 $11.33 $23,560
South Carolina 640 0.36 1.97 $10.68 $22,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 410 0.16 0.86 $19.77 $41,120
Maryland 1,120 0.45 2.45 $18.47 $38,410
California 1,880 0.13 0.73 $17.59 $36,590
New York 1,060 0.13 0.69 $17.43 $36,250
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.51 $17.20 $35,770





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.29 1.56 $13.87 $28,840
Baltimore-Towson, MD 750 0.60 3.28 $19.41 $40,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 660 0.40 2.16 $15.11 $31,430
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.74 4.04 $13.51 $28,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 480 0.28 1.54 $12.67 $26,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.15 0.82 $14.34 $29,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.39 $18.66 $38,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.52 $16.14 $33,570
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.38 2.08 $20.67 $43,000
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.47 2.59 $12.13 $25,230




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)
Morgantown, WV 230 3.87 21.15 $10.90 $22,680
Bay City, MI 60 1.92 10.48 $14.01 $29,140
Florence, SC 100 1.33 7.24 $9.70 $20,180
Pueblo, CO 70 1.32 7.22 $10.31 $21,450
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 50 1.11 6.08 $11.92 $24,790
Champaign-Urbana, IL 100 1.02 5.57 $10.69 $22,230
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 150 0.87 4.77 $9.64 $20,060
Charleston, WV 120 0.84 4.59 $9.27 $19,280
Modesto, CA 110 0.74 4.04 $14.01 $29,130
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.74 4.04 $13.51 $28,090




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.19 1.05 $24.62 $51,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.63 $22.67 $47,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.38 2.08 $20.67 $43,000
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.44 $20.19 $41,990
Baltimore-Towson, MD 750 0.60 3.28 $19.41 $40,370
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 0.63 $19.34 $40,230
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 30 0.14 0.77 $19.19 $39,920
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 230 0.41 2.25 $18.96 $39,440
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.21 $18.87 $39,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.39 $18.66 $38,820

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.04 5.66 $9.62 $20,000
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.89 4.85 $10.89 $22,650
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 4.31 $9.65 $20,070
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 3.03 $15.95 $33,180
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 4.11 $9.39 $19,530

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)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 80 1.10 6.02 $12.42 $25,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.04 5.66 $9.62 $20,000
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.89 4.85 $10.89 $22,650
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 4.31 $9.65 $20,070
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 4.19 $8.88 $18,460

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.90 $35,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 3.03 $15.95 $33,180
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.63 $32,510
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.86 $14.97 $31,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.08 $14.27 $29,680


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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