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Dietetic Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of dietetic technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dietetic technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dietetic Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,990
25th Percentile Wage
$21,770
50th Percentile Wage
$26,180
75th Percentile Wage
$34,370
90th Percentile Wage
$45,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dietetic technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dietetic technicians is $45,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietetic technicians is $18,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dietetic technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,180
0.31% 1.76%
2016
$26,100
1.49% -
2015
$25,710
1.87% -
2014
$25,230
1.15% -
2013
$24,940
-3.13% -
2012
$25,720
- -

Compare Dietetic Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of dietetic technicians in 33 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for dietetic technician occupations is the vocational rehabilitation services industry with an annual salary $37,290. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $22,510). For detailed dietetic technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$37,290
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$36,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$35,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$34,050
Hospitals - State government owned
$30,440
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,300
Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$30,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$29,740
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$29,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$29,370
Offices of Physicians
$29,330
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$29,270
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$29,230
Social Assistance
$29,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$29,000
Individual and Family Services
$28,500
Home Health Care Services
$28,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$28,360
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$27,850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,860
Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,840
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$26,770
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,230
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$25,910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$25,240
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$23,590
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$23,430
Other Residential Care Facilities
$23,370
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$23,050
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$22,510

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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