A Food Scientist earns an average salary of C$51,995 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

C$39,149 - C$78,852
C$39K
C$59K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$58,725
10%
50%
90%
C$15.42 - C$39.31
C$20
MEDIAN: C$20.23
50%
C$0C$81K
Salary C$39,149 - C$78,852
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,067
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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C$36,336 - C$81,897
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$20.23
Annual Data C$0C$81K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,067
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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C$36,336 - C$81,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Food Scientist

Food scientists perform a variety of tasks related to the production, testing and consumption of food. They may work in quality assurance within a production facility, testing for levels of various nutrients and the presence or absence of microbes (which are essential to proper nutritional labeling and food safety). Food scientists may perform routine checks of the product throughout the production process to verify the finished product is prepared correctly. Some food scientists may even develop new techniques to improve and streamline the production process or create new, improved packaging uniquely suited to the product. An agricultural food scientist works with farmers on a variety of tasks, including soil analysis, and provides advice about crop growth.

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Food Scientist Tasks

  • Design, execute, and interpret scientific experiments to develop and optimize products.
  • Understand plant equipment and processes to appropriately create solutions.
  • Research, identify, and implement new practices to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Document specifications for materials, production, and finished products.

Food Scientist Pay By Employer

$0$91K

$58,149

$80,000

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Key Stats for Food Scientist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Food Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
C$58,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Food Scientist Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

National Average
C$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 7%