Food Technologist Salary (United States)

A Food Technologist earns an average salary of $48,535 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Food Technologist Total Pay (?
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$35,553 - $69,459
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MEDIAN: $48,535
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Food Technologist Total Pay (?
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$11.70 - $22.58
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,553 - $69,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $5,106  
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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$32,985 - $69,827  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $31.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $5,106  
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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$32,985 - $69,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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Job Description for Food Technologist
The primary duties a Food Technician will responsible for during employment will depend greatly on the specific needs of the company. These responsibilities include but are not limited to product reviews, evaluations and enhancements, research and development that involve new innovations, and the practical use of food science that will benefit the company's products. The job also involves critiquing and reviewing current practices of the manufacturing process and physical attributes of the food, preservation and storage for deficiencies and improvements to raise the quality and efficiency. Ideally, an employer will want to maintain or lower the cost of the techniques and procedures currently in place, so an awareness of cost efficiency in regard to innovative technologies is important. Improvement of the taste and nutrition of foods is equally important to most employers. Finding ways to update or modify a particular food product in order to gain an edge in the marketplace and secure a larger share of the food industry is the broader goal of all Food Technicians.
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Food Technologist Tasks
  • Record data, procedures, and findings.
  • Collect samples and data to document fit to specifications.
  • Plan production procedures by extrapolating from prototypes and calculations.
  • Identify, monitor, and report on quality and composition of foods.
  • Optimize the taste and texture of a product.
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Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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Columbus
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National Average
$47,000
Chicago
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Milwaukee
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Los Angeles
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Portland
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 34%
Research Analysis
up arrow 6%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
National Average
$47,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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