Dietitians & nutritionists

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Total Workforce

100k

Average Age

42.7

Estimated Job Growth

14.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,829

Average Male Salary

$50,155

Average Female Salary

$47,594

About

Dietitians & nutritionists are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Dietitians & nutritionists was $47,829 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dietitians & nutritionists by wage are Other education, training, & library workers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators.

Dietitians & nutritionists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dietitians & nutritionists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dietitians & nutritionists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dietitians & nutritionists and on wages and locations for those in the field. 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 Community food & housing, & emergency services . Dietitians & nutritionists are paid most in Union City, Newark & Fremont (West) Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,829

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,166

In 2017, Dietitians & nutritionists earned an average of $47,829, $4,236 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators make somewhat more than Dietitians & nutritionists while Other education, training, & library workers 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

0.323

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Dietitians & nutritionists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.323, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dietitians & nutritionists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dietitians & nutritionists, by average wage, are Community food & housing, & emergency services , Insurance carriers & related activities, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

100k

2017 Workforce

± 7,777

-3.15%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Dietitians & nutritionists has been declining at a rate of -3.15%, from 103,666 people in 2016 to 100,396 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Dietitians & nutritionists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Dietitians & nutritionists at  39.2%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 10.7% and Elementary & secondary schools with 7.47%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dietitians & nutritionists in the US. The average age of male Dietitians & nutritionists in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Dietitians & nutritionists is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dietitians & nutritionists is White.

Gender Composition

9.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,355

91.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,412

90.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

77.4% of Dietitians & nutritionists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Dietitians & nutritionists, Black 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

42.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.14

42.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.11

The median age of Dietitians & nutritionists is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 0.701 years younger 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 Health 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Dietitians & nutritionists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dietitians & nutritionists are expected to see a growth of 14.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

14.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Dietitians & nutritionists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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