Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Registered Diet Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.12 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $12.36 per hour on the low end to $22.85 on the high end. Although a majority have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,204 - $44,044
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,508
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$12.36 - $22.85
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,204 - $44,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
Total Pay (?
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$25,251 - $46,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $22.85  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
   
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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$25,251 - $46,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


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. Registered Diet Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Diet Technician Registered (DTR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 37%
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