The average salary for a Food Technologist is AU$58,916 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$45,893 - AU$81,823
AU$46K
AU$59K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$58,975
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50%
90%
AU$18.53 - AU$41.00
AU$19
AU$26
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$26.49
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$83K
Salary AU$45,893 - AU$81,823
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$8,242
Commission AU$250
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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AU$45,529 - AU$83,267
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 263
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$18.53 - AU$41.00
Overtime AU$27.23
Annual Data AU$0AU$83K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$8,242
Commission AU$250
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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AU$45,529 - AU$83,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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.

Food Technologist Job Listings

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 AU$55,000 based on 208 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 AU$66,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$78,000 based on 40 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 AU$82,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,588

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Food Technologist Reviews

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

Food Technologist in Sydney:
"A Scientific Role in a Commercial Environment."
Pros: - I love how my role is cross-functiona in its nature; meaning that I am involved in new product development, quality assurance and control as well as in commissioning of new products. - It is an office, laboratory and factory job all in one. - No two days are exactly the same. - You feel wonderful when you see a product idea you helped "bring to life", then sits on the supermarket shelves.
Cons: There is nothing I dislike about my job.

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Key Stats for Food Technologist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

▲38%

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries


National Average
AU$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 90%