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Food Scientist Salary (United States)

A Food Scientist earns an average salary of $58,970 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Food Scientist Salary (?
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$41,960 - $81,045
(Median)
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81K
MEDIAN: $58,970
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Food Scientist Salary (?
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$13.91 - $25.40
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,960 - $81,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,520  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,128  
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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$40,570 - $84,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,128  
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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$40,570 - $84,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Food Scientist

Food scientists perform a variety of tasks related to the production, testing, and consumption of food. They may work in quality assurance within a production facility, testing for levels of various nutrients and the presence or absence of microbes (which are essential to proper nutritional labeling and food safety). Food scientists may perform routine checks of the product throughout the production process to verify the finished product is prepared correctly. Some food scientists may even develop new techniques to improve and streamline the production process or create new, improved packaging uniquely suited to the product.
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Food Scientist Tasks
  • Research, identify, and implement new practices to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Document specifications for materials, production, and finished products.
  • Design, execute, and interpret scientific experiments to develop and optimize products.
  • Understand plant equipment and processes to appropriately create solutions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Columbus
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Minneapolis
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Food Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Food Scientist Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$60,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Food Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%