How Much Do Dietetic Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Dietetic Technicians

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$32920 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$20,980 to $25,490 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Dietetic Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $20,980 to $25,490 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Dietetic Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $24 $49,000
Senior (Top 25%) $18 $38,090
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $30,110
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $25,490
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $20,980

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $22 $46,580
WA $22 $45,490
RI $21 $43,080
NY $20 $41,990
AK $20 $41,860
IN $20 $41,360
MN $19 $39,680
CA $19 $39,050
MD $18 $37,960
NV $18 $37,850

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Dietetic Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Dietetic Technicians are in the states of OR, WA, RI, NY and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Grantmaking and Giving Services $46550 $22.38
Outpatient Care Centers $39780 $19.12
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $38880 $18.69
State Government $38130 $18.33
Local Government $37070 $17.82
Child Day Care Services $36960 $17.77
Management of Companies and Enterprises $34740 $16.70
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $34730 $16.70
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $34440 $16.56
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $34360 $16.52
Elementary and Secondary Schools $34130 $16.41
Offices of Physicians $33970 $16.33
Specialty Hospitals $33750 $16.23
Individual and Family Services $32920 $15.83
Facilities Support Services $31030 $14.92
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $30570 $14.70
Other Residential Care Facilities $30280 $14.56
Home Health Care Services $30110 $14.48
Special Food Services $30100 $14.47
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $29340 $14.10
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $28510 $13.71
Employment Services $27370 $13.16
Social Advocacy Organizations $25120 $12.08

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