Average Food Safety Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Food Safety Specialist is $53,999.
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$36k - $79k
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$575 - $4k
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$33k - $77k

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Job Description for Food Safety Specialist

Food Safety Specialist Tasks
  • Work with individual growers, vendors, suppliers, harvesters, transporters, and cooling and storage operators to provide technical support and verify compliance with food safety practices.
  • Provide management with summaries and trend analysis of food safety tests.
  • Implement management plans to correct areas of noncompliance.
  • Conduct workplace safety evaluations and identify areas of improvement.
  • Audit operations of related partners.

Job Satisfaction for Food Safety Specialist

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Popular Skills for Food Safety Specialist

Skills in Food Safety, Safety Compliance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Auditing and Internal Audit are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Safety Specialist

An entry-level Food Safety Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,943 based on 12 salaries. An early career Food Safety Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,089 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Food Safety Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,648 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Food Safety Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,889 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,949.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Food Safety Specialist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (20.4% more) and Salinas, California (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (25.9% less) and Seattle, Washington (18.5% less).

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