Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Registered Diet Technicians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.18 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $12.38 per hour and $22.80. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,204 - $44,044

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$12.38 - $22.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,204 - $44,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
Total Pay (?
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$25,277 - $46,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
   
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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$25,277 - $46,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $31K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Diet Technicians make a median salary of $41K. Registered Diet Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
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National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 36%
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