The average salary for a Food Technologist is $53,489 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Process Improvement.
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$36,943 - $70,421
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$37K
$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $53,489
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$11.74 - $23.65
(Median)
$12
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,943 - $70,421  
   
Bonus
$291.87 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$33,996 - $71,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $23.65  
   
Overtime
$6.43 - $35.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$291.87 - $8,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$33,996 - $71,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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

  • 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

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Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 35%

Process Improvement
up arrow 34%

Food Process Engineering
up arrow 7%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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