$50,876
Avg. Salary
$18.27
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Food Scientist with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills is $18.27 per hour.

The average pay for a Food Scientist with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills is $50,876 per year.

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MEDIAN $50,876
$39,533 - $85,862
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Salary $39,533 - $85,862
Bonus $3,000
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$37,703 - $85,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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.

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Food Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Portland, Oregon?

Food Scientist in Portland, Oregon:
"Casual but driven."
Pros: Most everyone is motivated to do their best without being fussy about it.
Cons: Parking and traffic are a nightmare.

Food Scientist in Berkeley:
Pros: Accessibility, events, food, culture
Cons: Cost of living, traffic

Food Scientist in Grand Rapids:
Pros: The opportunity to work on an array of products with different applications. I have a broad exposure to the food science world.
Cons: The company is mismanaged, money is not properly handled, people are given positions they are not qualified for.

Key Stats for Food Scientist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
54%
1-4 years
46%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 23%