Average Mid-Career Food Technologist with Product Development Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Food Technologist with Product Development skills is $61,538.
MEDIAN $61,538
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$49k - $83k
$729 - $9k
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$0 - $4k
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$42k - $85k

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Job Description for Food Technologist

Food Technologist Tasks
  • Identify, monitor, and report on quality and composition of foods.
  • Optimize the taste and texture of a product.
  • Plan production procedures by extrapolating from prototypes and calculations.
  • Record data, procedures, and findings.
  • Collect samples and data to document fit to specifications.

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Food Technologist
Research & Development (R&D) Manager
Senior Product Development Scientist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Food Technologist

Skills in Food Process Engineering and Food Safety are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Process Improvement, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist

An entry-level Food Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,175 based on 72 salaries. An early career Food Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,608 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,173 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,565.

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