Dietitians & nutritionists

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Total Workforce
102k
Average Age
40.7
Average Salary
$48,839
Average Male Salary
$66,548
Average Female Salary
$47,154

About

Dietitians & nutritionists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Dietitians & nutritionists was $48,839 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dietitians & nutritionists by wage are Pipelayers, Machinists, and Maintenance & repair workers, general.

Dietitians & nutritionists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dietitians & nutritionists are Winona City PUMA, MN and Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dietitians & nutritionists are Winona City PUMA, MN and Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dietitians & nutritionists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Dietitians & nutritionists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dietitians & nutritionists, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Dietitians & nutritionists are paid most in Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Winona City PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,839
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,195

In 2018, Dietitians & nutritionists earned an average of $48,839, $5,050 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Pipelayers make somewhat more than Dietitians & nutritionists while Maintenance & repair workers, general make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dietitians & nutritionists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.344
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Dietitians & nutritionists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.344, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dietitians & nutritionists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dietitians & nutritionists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dietitians & nutritionists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dietitians & nutritionists.

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Industries by Share

102k
2018 Workforce
± 7,825
1.24%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.8%

The number of people employed as Dietitians & nutritionists has been growing at a rate of 1.24%, from 100,396 people in 2017 to 101,639 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Dietitians & nutritionists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Dietitians & nutritionists at  36.6%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 11.1% and Outpatient care centers with 7.85%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dietitians & nutritionists in the US. The average age of male Dietitians & nutritionists in the workforce is 41.7 and of female Dietitians & nutritionists is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dietitians & nutritionists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

8.83k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,307
92.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,477

91.3% of Dietitians & nutritionists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dietitians & nutritionists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dietitians & nutritionists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71% of Dietitians & nutritionists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.6% of Dietitians & nutritionists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dietitians & nutritionists.

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Age by Gender

41.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.25
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.07

The median age of Dietitians & nutritionists is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 1.06 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dietitians & nutritionists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dietitians & nutritionists is Interdisciplinary Studies but a relatively high number of Dietitians & nutritionists hold a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dietitians & nutritionists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dietitians & nutritionists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Social Perceptiveness, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dietitians & nutritionists need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, and Science.

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