Average Food Scientist Salary in South Africa

R205,577
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R14,466
Bonus
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Food Scientist in South Africa is R205,577.
10%
R143k
MEDIAN
R206k
90%
R381k
Is Food Scientist your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
R143k - R381k
Bonus
R149 - R45k
Total Pay
R55k - R371k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Food Scientist

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

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Food Scientist

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Scientist

An entry-level Food Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R152,914 based on 12 salaries. An early career Food Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R208,431 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Food Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R371,344 based on 7 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.7%
Early Career
67.2%
Mid Career
12.1%