Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Registered Diet Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.12 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $12.13 per hour and $22.76. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,204 - $44,044
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,508
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$12.13 - $22.76
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,204 - $44,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
Total Pay (?
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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$25,038 - $46,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
   
Total Pay (?
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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$25,038 - $46,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $31K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $33K on average. Registered Diet Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Registered Diet Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 38%
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