$68,677
Avg. Salary
$23.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,087

Bonus

$3,240

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Food Scientist with Food Process Engineering skills is $23.06 per hour.

The median Food Scientist has a base pay of $68,677. Salaries generally range from $50k to $99k. The median bonus is $5,087. Skills that can affect salary include Food Process Engineering.
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MEDIAN $68,677
$49,833 - $98,851
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$0$103K
Salary $49,833 - $98,851
Bonus $379 - $12,135
Profit Sharing $3,240
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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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$49,891 - $103,541
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 30 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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 Job Listings

Key Stats for Food Scientist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
5-9 years
93%
10-19 years
7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
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