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 $16.25 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges from $12.54 per hour on the lower end to $21.90 on the higher end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Diet Technicians. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,808 - $47,344
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$25K
$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,801
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$12.54 - $21.90
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,808 - $47,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
Total Pay (?
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$25,749 - $45,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $21.90  
   
Overtime
$24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$25,749 - $45,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Diet Technicians make a median salary of $42K. Registered Diet Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $41K.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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