Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
24,660 2.2 % $13.79 $28,680 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.69 $10.10 $12.62 $16.51 $20.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,070 $21,000 $26,260 $34,350 $43,460


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 11,580 0.22 $14.04 $29,200
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,480 0.33 $12.13 $25,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,250 0.04 $15.96 $33,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,620 0.21 $11.73 $24,400
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $16.28 $33,870

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) 5,480 0.33 $12.13 $25,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,580 0.22 $14.04 $29,200
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,620 0.21 $11.73 $24,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 450 0.19 $15.49 $32,220
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 350 0.15 $15.85 $32,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 300 0.05 $16.77 $34,880
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $16.28 $33,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,250 0.04 $15.96 $33,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 350 0.15 $15.85 $32,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $15.76 $32,790


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 2,750 0.19 1.02 $16.34 $33,990
Illinois 2,000 0.35 1.87 $12.25 $25,480
Michigan 1,690 0.43 2.27 $13.24 $27,540
Massachusetts 1,470 0.46 2.43 $13.31 $27,680
Texas 1,180 0.11 0.59 $13.97 $29,060




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 540 0.76 4.02 $10.10 $21,000
Massachusetts 1,470 0.46 2.43 $13.31 $27,680
Michigan 1,690 0.43 2.27 $13.24 $27,540
Tennessee 970 0.36 1.92 $11.56 $24,050
Illinois 2,000 0.35 1.87 $12.25 $25,480




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 0.82 $20.34 $42,310
New York 900 0.11 0.56 $18.21 $37,880
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.86 $17.88 $37,180
Ohio 490 0.10 0.51 $17.63 $36,670
Alaska 90 0.28 1.48 $17.61 $36,630





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 1,160 0.32 1.68 $12.82 $26,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 870 0.51 2.67 $13.74 $28,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.17 0.92 $14.38 $29,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 590 0.34 1.81 $12.66 $26,330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 540 0.77 4.08 $13.49 $28,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 450 0.20 1.04 $12.09 $25,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.46 2.44 $12.32 $25,620
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.35 1.87 $18.54 $38,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 0.76 $14.47 $30,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 340 0.87 4.61 $12.30 $25,580




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 180 1.89 9.97 $12.14 $25,240
Erie, PA 160 1.28 6.74 $8.78 $18,260
Chico, CA 60 0.92 4.87 $11.98 $24,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 340 0.87 4.61 $12.30 $25,580
Flint, MI 110 0.83 4.40 $13.17 $27,380
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 540 0.77 4.08 $13.49 $28,070
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 30 0.76 4.03 $10.26 $21,340
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.63 3.33 $11.63 $24,190
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.62 3.30 $12.72 $26,460
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.60 3.16 $14.27 $29,670




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 290 0.23 1.21 $22.69 $47,190
New Haven, CT 40 0.16 0.87 $20.65 $42,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.41 $20.08 $41,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.12 0.62 $19.82 $41,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.82 $19.77 $41,120
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.14 0.74 $19.65 $40,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.55 $19.58 $40,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.23 1.19 $19.43 $40,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 180 0.22 1.16 $19.20 $39,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.06 0.33 $18.96 $39,440

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 4.37 $10.31 $21,440
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 4.33 $8.57 $17,830
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 3.63 $9.91 $20,620
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 3.72 $10.00 $20,810
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 3.77 $11.73 $24,400

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 1.15 6.06 $12.78 $26,580
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 4.37 $10.31 $21,440
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 4.33 $8.57 $17,830
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 3.77 $11.73 $24,400
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 3.72 $10.00 $20,810

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.64 $36,700
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.01 $33,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 2.21 $15.32 $31,860
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.86 $14.77 $30,730
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 6.06 $12.78 $26,580


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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