Average Food Technologist Salary in South Africa

R198,289
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R14,830
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The average salary for a Food Technologist in South Africa is R198,289.
10%
R92k
MEDIAN
R198k
90%
R430k
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R92k - R430k
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R3k - R36k
Total Pay
R82k - R445k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Technologist

The top respondents for the job title Food Technologist are from the companies Kerry Ingredients, Rhodes Food Group and Tiger Brands. Reported salaries are highest at Pick 'n Pay where the average pay is R451,250. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tiger Brands and Rhodes Food Group, earning around R350,000 and R221,924, respectively. BM Foods Ltd pays the lowest at around R132,000. Cape Herb and Spice and Kerry Ingredients also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R170,001 and R195,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food Technologist

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

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 R121,356 based on 16 salaries. An early career Food Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R175,054 based on 186 salaries. A mid-career Food Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R256,809 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R351,581 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R325,767.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 320 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
58.1%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
2.2%

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