Average Entry-Level Food Technologist with Product Development Skills Salary

$48,175
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$2,360
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Food Technologist with Product Development skills is $48,175.
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$38k
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MEDIAN $48,175
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Salary
$38k - $58k
Bonus
$99 - $6k
Total Pay
$37k - $58k

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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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Popular Skills for Food Technologist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist

An early career Food Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,608 based on 211 salaries. A mid-career Food Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,538 based on 87 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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 333 survey responses.
Early Career
63.4%
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
6.6%
Late Career
3.9%