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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 $16.41 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges from $12.15 per hour on the lower end to $22.63 on the higher end. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by one-half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,126 - $44,385
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,000
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$12.15 - $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
$24,126 - $44,385  
   
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 - $45,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $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).
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$25,038 - $45,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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.


For many Registered Diet Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. For Registered Diet Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 42%
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