Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists amongst Florida areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,640
25th Percentile Wage
$43,300
50th Percentile Wage
$70,770
75th Percentile Wage
$89,950
90th Percentile Wage
$103,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,770
33.02% 42.67%
2016
$47,400
3.16% -
2015
$45,900
12.40% -
2014
$40,210
5.50% -
2013
$38,000
-6.76% -
2012
$40,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Florida ranges from $38,540 to $73,710. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Florida is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach with a median annual salary of $73,710. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater (mean annual salary $73,650). The lowest paying area is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $38,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$73,710
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$73,650
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$68,850
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$53,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$38,540




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