The average salary for a Food Safety Specialist is $50,589 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Food Safety Specialist Total Pay (?
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$33,365 - $71,386
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MEDIAN: $50,589
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Food Safety Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $72.72
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$33,365 - $71,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
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$32,507 - $72,246  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$19.12 - $27.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,507 - $72,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Food Safety Specialist
  • Conduct workplace safety evaluations and identify areas of improvement.
  • Audit operations of related partners.
  • Implement management plans to correct areas of noncompliance.
  • Work with individual growers, vendors, suppliers, harvesters, transporters, and cooling and storage operators to provide technical support and verify compliance with food safety practices.
  • Provide management with summaries and trend analysis of food safety tests.

Experience Affects Food Safety Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%
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