An average Registered Diet Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.06 per hour. There are far more female Registered Diet Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Diet Technicians. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,793 - $50,684
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$51K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$12.85 - $20.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,793 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,649 - $45,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$23.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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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$26,649 - $45,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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)

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $32K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $33K. Registered Diet Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

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Key Stats for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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