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Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Registered Diet Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.39 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.13 per hour on the low end to $22.63 on the high end. Most Registered Diet Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,204 - $44,044
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,508
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$12.13 - $22.63
(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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$25,045 - $45,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$25,045 - $45,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

  • 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.


Registered Diet Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $31K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Diet Technicians make a median salary of $39K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Registered Diet Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 38%