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Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Registered Diet Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.39 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.15 per hour and $22.51. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Registered Diet Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,768 - $41,491
(Median)
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33K
39K
MEDIAN: $33,440
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$12.15 - $22.51
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,768 - $41,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
Total Pay (?
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$25,009 - $44,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $22.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
   
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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$25,009 - $44,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

  • 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $32K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $33K. Registered Diet Technicians see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.

Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 36%