Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Women account for the majority of Registered Diet Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.12 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $48,585
$23K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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$12.83 - $21.48
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MEDIAN: $16.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,489 - $48,585  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,562 - $45,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $21.48  
   
Overtime
$23.76  
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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$26,562 - $45,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $40K.

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Key Stats for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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