$56,794
Avg. Salary
$19.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,921

Bonus

$5,941

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
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The average pay for a Food Scientist with Food Process Engineering skills is $19.29 per hour.

The median Food Scientist has a base pay of $56,794. Salaries generally range from $44k to $74k. The median bonus is $2,921. Skills that can affect salary include Food Process Engineering.
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$19.29
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$29.42
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MEDIAN $19.29
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$74k
90%
MEDIAN $56,794
$43,680 - $74,002
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MEDIAN: $56,794
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$0$76K
Salary $43,680 - $74,002
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $5,941
Total Pay (?
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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$40,087 - $76,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 125
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.02 - $29.42
Overtime $15.10 - $39.73
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $5,941
Total Pay (?
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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$40,087 - $76,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 8%