Dietetic Tech Salary


The average Dietetic Tech salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Dietetic Technicians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools. Dietetic Technicians salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Dietetic Technician reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

Dietetic Technicians Salary: Median Hourly & Annual Data


The average Dietetic Tech salary is $14.04 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $8.68 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $21.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median Dietetic Technicians salary is $26,730. The lowest 10% earn a salary of $18,060 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $44,500 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.

Lowest and Highest

The lowest paid Dietetic Technicians earn less than $9.00 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and schools. The highest pay levels are found in major population areas where the mean or average wage is over $24.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries. new ESNI.Widget({}).render(); This widget has not been authorized to run on this site.

Top 5 States

The top paying states to earn a Dietetic Tech salary are Missouri, Maryland, California, New York, and Rhode Island. 

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best paying cities are St Louis MO-IL, San Francisco CA, Oakland CA, West Palm Beach FL, Baltimore MD, and Nassau-Suffolk NY.

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Other Industries that Employ Dietetic Technicians

A number of these professionals work for laboratories, employment agencies and for federal and state government. The best paying industry is Community Food and other relief services.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are over 23,490 Dietetic Technicians who earn a salary through being employed.

Where They Work

Of all the Dietetic Technicians employed in the United States over 11,400 of them work in hospitals with an additional 4,670 working in nursing care facilities.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Given the nature of the work these professionals perform and the fact that much of their work has to be supervised or delegated by other professionals there are limited opportunities for private practice or self-employment.


Fringe benefits such as vacation, health insurance and retirement plans will vary depending on the work setting and size of the employer. A typical benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.