The average salary for a Food Technologist in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$61,929 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

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AU$46K
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MEDIAN: AU$61,929
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AU$17.23 - AU$98.63
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MEDIAN: AU$25.43
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AU$0AU$87K
Salary AU$45,979 - AU$82,687
Bonus AU$97.87 - AU$8,170
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$44,687 - AU$87,284
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data AU$0AU$98
Hourly Rate AU$17.23 - AU$98.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$87K
Bonus AU$97.87 - AU$8,170
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$44,687 - AU$87,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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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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$54,000 based on 58 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$72,000 based on 33 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$79,000 based on 20 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$90,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Food Technologist

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Food Technologist Salaries

▲45%

▲27%

▲15%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Food Technologist Salaries


National Average
AU$62,000


Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 91%