Food Technologist Salary

A Food Technologist earns an average salary of $49,737 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. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Process Improvement and Project Management.
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$36,306 - $70,788
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,737
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90%

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$11.45 - $22.38
(Median)
$11
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,306 - $70,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $8,616  
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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$33,594 - $71,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $22.38  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $8,616  
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).
)
$33,594 - $71,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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.

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Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 38%

Project Management
up arrow 28%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$49,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%