Average Food Technologist Salary in Australia

AU$62,831
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AU$2,750
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The average salary for a Food Technologist in Australia is AU$62,831.
10%
AU$49k
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AU$63k
90%
AU$91k
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AU$49k - AU$91k
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AU$1 - AU$9k
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AU$49k - AU$94k

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Job Description for Food Technologist

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

Skills in Product Development, Project Management, Food Safety and Food Labeling Regulations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist

An entry-level Food Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$51,421 based on 19 salaries. An early career Food Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$58,736 based on 149 salaries. A mid-career Food Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,427 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,155 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$84,515.
Employees with Food Technologist in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (7.7% more) and Ballarat, Victoria (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (14.1% less), Perth, Western Australia (3.4% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 325 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
45.8%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
8.0%

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