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Highest Paying Industries for Food Scientists and Technologists

The top 49 highest paying industries for food scientists and technologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $89,930, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for food scientists and technologists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $89,930). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of food scientists and technologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 49 Highest Paying Industries for Food Scientists and Technologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$89,930
90
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$89,930
90
3 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,210
80
4 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$73,330
280
5 Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,330
280
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$73,130
2,090
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$73,130
2,090
8 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,340
1,640
9 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$71,130
100
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,610
2,920
11 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$67,370
190
12 Chemical Manufacturing
$67,150
220
13 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$66,960
240
14 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$66,890
60
15 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$66,700
50
16 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$65,390
30
17 Wholesale Trade
$65,130
380
18 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$63,790
50
19 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$63,790
50
20 Support Activities for Animal Production
$63,490
30
21 Other Food Manufacturing
$62,070
1,950
22 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$61,760
200
23 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$61,410
n/a
24 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,410
n/a
25 Beverage Manufacturing
$61,170
200
26 Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,330
n/a
27 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$60,130
290
28 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$59,850
610
29 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,110
370
30 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,250
120
31 Manufacturing
$57,680
7,400
32 Food Manufacturing
$57,230
6,940
33 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$57,120
770
34 Animal Food Manufacturing
$56,380
400
35 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$56,320
470
36 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$56,060
50
37 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$54,790
160
38 Retail Trade
$54,540
130
39 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$54,180
1,310
40 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,980
1,120
41 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,690
460
42 Nonstore Retailers
$53,550
120
43 Testing Laboratories
$51,500
420
44 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$51,270
1,150
45 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,210
930
46 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,640
820
47 Educational Services
$49,550
860
48 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,470
800
49 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,470
800
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