Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Registered Diet Technicians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.21 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Most Registered Diet Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Salary $23,270 - $48,784
Bonus $350.00
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$26,118 - $45,715
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $12.71 - $21.43
Overtime $24.10
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $350.00
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,118 - $45,715
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

A diet technician, registered (DTR) is a healthcare worker primarily concerned with the nutrition and diet of patients or clients. A DTR typically works under the supervision of a registered dietary nutritionist (RDN), and he or she helps to implement and execute the RDN’s strategies with patients in a clinical or hospital environment. In addition to managing what are often very specialized, nutritional needs of patients undergoing medical care, a DTR can also help institutions like schools or corporations provide healthier eating choices.

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Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Tasks

  • Obtain and evaluate dietary histories of individuals to plan nutritional programs.
  • Plan menus and diets, guide patients and families in food selection, preparation and menu planning based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
  • Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

Pay by Experience for a Diet Technician Registered (DTR) has a positive trend. An entry-level Diet Technician Registered (DTR) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diet Technician Registered (DTR) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Diet Technician Registered (DTR) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 6 salaries. A Diet Technician Registered (DTR) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%
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