Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,770
25th Percentile Wage
$49,470
50th Percentile Wage
$61,410
75th Percentile Wage
$89,420
90th Percentile Wage
$119,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.68
25th Percentile Wage
$23.78
50th Percentile Wage
$29.52
75th Percentile Wage
$42.99
90th Percentile Wage
$57.63

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.63. The median hourly salary is $29.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,410-13.32%6.97%
201569,59014.36%-
201459,6001.63%-
201358,6302.56%-
201257,130--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of California ranges from $41,030 to $85,720. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $85,720. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Stockton (mean annual salary $82,860). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $41,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$85,720
Stockton
$82,860
Vallejo-Fairfield
$82,650
Modesto
$74,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$73,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$71,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$63,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$61,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$59,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$58,410
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$56,960
Visalia-Porterville
$55,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$53,610
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$50,910
Fresno
$41,030



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