Salaries and Job Outlook
According to Academy's 2011 Compensation and Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession, the median annual income of all DTRs in the US who have been working in the field for four years or less was $36,400. Salary levels vary with region, employment setting, geographical location, scope of responsibility and supply of DTRs.
The job market for dietetic technicians, registered is assumed to be similar to that for dietitians and nutritionists. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietetic technicians is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014 because of increasing emphasis on disease prevention, a growing and aging population, and public interest in nutrition. Employment in hospitals is expected to show little change because of anticipated slow growth and reduced lengths of hospital stay; however, faster growth is anticipated in nursing homes, residential care facilities and physician clinics.