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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
$18,380
25th Percentile Wage
$21,070
50th Percentile Wage
$26,100
75th Percentile Wage
$35,280
90th Percentile Wage
$45,820

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 $45,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dietetic technicians is $18,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dietetic technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,1001.49%1.46%
201525,7101.87%-
201425,2301.15%-
201324,940-3.13%-
201225,720--

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

The average salaries of dietetic technicians in 30 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $41,220. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $21,210). For detailed dietetic technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$41,220
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$36,890
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$35,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,190
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$33,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$31,970
Social Assistance
$31,490
Individual and Family Services
$31,360
Home Health Care Services
$30,840
Offices of Physicians
$30,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,260
Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$29,640
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$29,520
Hospitals - State government owned
$29,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$29,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$29,150
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$29,030
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$27,440
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$26,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,170
Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$25,910
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$23,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$23,100
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$22,670
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$22,530
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$22,350
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$22,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$21,210

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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