The average salary for a Food Scientist in South Africa is R205,577.
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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 develo…Read more
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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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.
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