Salary for Dietetic Technicians

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Also known as:  Clinical Dietetic Technician, Cook Chill Technician, Dietary Aide, Dietary Technician, Dietetic Technician, DTR, Nutrition Technician, Registered Diet Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Dietetic technicians work under the supervision and guidance of dieticians to create meals, observe patient food intake, analyze and standardize meals and menus based on established dietary guidelines, and determine and implement cost control measures. These professionals may also assist in research regarding food quality and nutrition, and food systems. They may also serve a supervisory role in meal production in institutional settings. Many individuals working in this position have not completed high school diplomas.

A Dietetic Technician can get an average wage on a scale from $20,980 - $49,000 depending on education and experience. will most likely receive an average compensation of thirty-two thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars each year.

are compensated most highly in Oregon, where they can get compensation, on average, of near $46,580. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get pay of $55,420.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.93 percent nationwide in that time.


Dietetic Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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