Culinary Arts and Nutrition
Dietetic Technician - Salaries and Job Outlook
According to ADA's (now AND - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) 2009 Dietetics Compensation & Benefits Survey, the DTR median hourly wage is $18.75/hour; if annualized, this equates to a salary of $39,000 per year, an increase of 8.3% since 2007. Salary levels vary with region, employment setting, geographical location, scope of responsibility and supply of DTRs.
Emily Kunelius, a May 2010 graduate of the DT program, took the registration exam in September and is now a Dietetic Technician, Registered. Since graduation, Emily has been an apprentice on the Jones Family Farm in Shelburn, CT where she has helped with growing, selling and processing blueberries, strawberries and pumpkins. Read Emily's Alumni Profile>>