Food Technologist Salary

The average salary for a Food Technologist is $53,132 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$38,509 - $70,280
$39K
$54K
$70K
MEDIAN: $53,661
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50%
90%

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$12.12 - $25.27
$12
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.01
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$0$71K
Salary $38,509 - $70,280
Bonus $400.00 - $8,037
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$35,991 - $71,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 249
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.12 - $25.27
Overtime $5.86 - $34.51
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $400.00 - $8,037
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$35,991 - $71,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Food Technologist

A food technologist usually works for a company that produces food. The technologist may be tasked with coming up with new types of foods or flavors. The technologist will prepare prototypes of foods. These foods will be tested to make sure that they are fit for human consumption.

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Food Technologist Tasks

  • Identify, monitor, and report on quality and composition of foods.
  • Optimize the taste and texture of a product.
  • Plan production procedures by extrapolating from prototypes and calculations.
  • Record data, procedures, and findings.
  • Collect samples and data to document fit to specifications.

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Popular Skills for Food Technologist

Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Food Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 29 salaries. A Food Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,181

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Food Technologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Food Technologist?

Food Technologist in Chicago:
"Fun."
Pros: Fun working with formulating food.
Cons: Standing for hours every day and low pay.

Food Technologist in Piscataway:
Pros: Flexible hours.
Cons: Working from home unavailable.

Food Technologist in Moorestown:
Pros: Flexibility and variety of projects.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Food Technologist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries

Project Management
▲26%

Process Improvement
▲5%

Food Process Engineering
▲2%


National Average
$52,000


Research Analysis
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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