Average Food Scientist Salary

$65,559
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$47k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$91k

The average salary for a Food Scientist is $65,559

Base Salary
$47k - $91k
Bonus
$988 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$765 - $10k
Total Pay
$44k - $94k
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What Do Food Scientists Do?

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.
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Job Satisfaction for Food Scientist

3.6 out of 5
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Gender Breakdown

Female
62.8%
Male
36.4%
Prefer to self-define
0.8%
This data is based on 387 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

83%

Vision

72%

None

9%