The average pay for a Food Chemist is $59,197 per year.

$48,165 - $99,329
(Median)
$48K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,197
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$34,814 - $100,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Food Chemist

Food chemists work for both companies and government entities and perform tests to determine the nutritional, physical, and chemical makeups of food products. These chemists carry out tests to ensure that food companies adhere to regulations relating to food and that products are free of any harmful chemicals and bacteria, and some also help design and improve the tastes of particular products.

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Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
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Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
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