Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
26,420 2.3 % $13.74 $28,580 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.63 $9.91 $12.32 $16.35 $21.14
Annual Wage (2) $17,960 $20,600 $25,620 $34,000 $43,960


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 11,750 0.22 $14.20 $29,530
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,770 0.41 $11.94 $24,840
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,220 0.27 $11.63 $24,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,030 0.04 $16.34 $33,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.24 $15.49 $32,230

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) 6,770 0.41 $11.94 $24,840
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,220 0.27 $11.63 $24,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.24 $15.49 $32,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,750 0.22 $14.20 $29,530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.12 $15.27 $31,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 330 0.05 $18.98 $39,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 110 (7) $17.33 $36,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,030 0.04 $16.34 $33,990
State Government (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $16.26 $33,820
Offices of Physicians 290 0.01 $15.68 $32,620


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 3,420 0.23 1.17 $15.96 $33,190
Illinois 2,340 0.41 2.05 $11.94 $24,830
Michigan 2,030 0.51 2.55 $14.66 $30,490
Pennsylvania 1,950 0.35 1.74 $11.02 $22,920
Massachusetts 1,520 0.47 2.34 $13.09 $27,230




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)
Michigan 2,030 0.51 2.55 $14.66 $30,490
Massachusetts 1,520 0.47 2.34 $13.09 $27,230
West Virginia 320 0.45 2.25 $11.03 $22,940
Illinois 2,340 0.41 2.05 $11.94 $24,830
Utah 450 0.36 1.81 $11.45 $23,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 290 0.11 0.56 $24.28 $50,490
New York 790 0.09 0.46 $19.07 $39,670
Rhode Island 130 0.28 1.39 $19.04 $39,600
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.83 $18.58 $38,640
Alaska 60 0.20 0.98 $18.50 $38,480





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 1,230 0.33 1.66 $12.14 $25,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 1.01 $14.21 $29,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 790 0.45 2.26 $13.90 $28,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.37 1.86 $11.58 $24,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 660 0.37 1.86 $12.41 $25,800
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 550 0.79 3.96 $13.54 $28,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.44 2.22 $14.38 $29,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 510 0.22 1.12 $12.08 $25,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.41 2.07 $18.10 $37,660
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 380 0.95 4.75 $12.58 $26,170




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 190 1.94 9.73 $12.25 $25,490
Erie, PA 160 1.30 6.52 $8.95 $18,620
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.17 5.89 $10.28 $21,380
Chico, CA 70 1.01 5.08 $12.19 $25,350
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 40 0.96 4.80 $14.28 $29,700
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 380 0.95 4.75 $12.58 $26,170
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 550 0.79 3.96 $13.54 $28,160
Prescott, AZ 40 0.66 3.30 $11.40 $23,720
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.61 3.06 $14.29 $29,720
York-Hanover, PA 100 0.59 2.94 $11.09 $23,070




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 100 0.52 2.63 $28.72 $59,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.21 1.05 $23.83 $49,560
Modesto, CA 30 0.20 1.01 $22.73 $47,290
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 0.75 $20.89 $43,440
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 0.80 $20.40 $42,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 0.43 $20.23 $42,080
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 120 0.12 0.62 $20.01 $41,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.06 0.30 $19.82 $41,220
Utica-Rome, NY 30 0.25 1.25 $19.69 $40,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.16 0.79 $19.38 $40,310

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.36 1.79 $10.12 $21,040
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 2.54 $11.15 $23,200
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 3.95 $10.60 $22,050
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.94 4.74 $10.53 $21,890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.61 $10.95 $22,780

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 1.12 5.62 $13.29 $27,640
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.94 4.74 $10.53 $21,890
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 3.95 $10.60 $22,050
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 3.82 $12.41 $25,820
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 3.54 $9.90 $20,590

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.65 $40,870
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,640
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,180
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.37 $17.13 $35,620
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.68 $16.59 $34,500


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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