Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Food Scientist is $65,559
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Food Scientists?
An entry-level Food Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,257 based on 58 salaries. An early career Food Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,472 based on 416 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Food Scientists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.