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Highest Paying States for Food Scientists and Technologists

The highest paying states 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 of food scientists and technologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $94,790, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for food scientists and technologists. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $87,430). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of food scientists and technologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Food Scientists and Technologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$94,790
$66,500 60
2 Massachusetts
$87,430
$39,400 360
3 Vermont
$80,000
$52,050 80
4 Minnesota
$77,050
$47,460 510
5 Maryland
$76,020
$46,380 450
6 Arkansas
$75,600
$48,420 120
7 New Jersey
$74,250
$37,000 1,080
8 Louisiana
$73,280
$43,680 40
9 New Mexico
$71,740
$43,270 90
10 Florida
$70,770
$33,640 240
11 Washington
$69,910
$41,370 80
12 Illinois
$69,560
$43,510 420
13 Nebraska
$67,060
$42,980 380
14 Arizona
$65,910
$34,200 30
15 Rhode Island
$65,420
$51,780 40
16 Ohio
$64,970
$37,300 630
17 Pennsylvania
$64,240
$38,890 350
18 Iowa
$64,120
$44,140 340
19 Colorado
$64,080
$43,130 120
20 Idaho
$63,810
$36,920 170
21 California
$63,650
$41,400 2,560
22 Oregon
$63,450
$36,660 240
23 Wisconsin
$62,750
$42,460 660
24 Texas
$62,360
$29,800 780
25 Kansas
$62,330
$42,940 290
26 Missouri
$61,910
$35,260 210
27 Virginia
$60,580
$31,130 90
28 Kentucky
$60,530
$30,020 90
29 Connecticut
$60,430
$41,630 30
30 Georgia
$57,290
$45,000 750
31 Michigan
$57,000
$42,220 330
32 South Carolina
$56,790
$31,220 50
33 North Carolina
$55,830
$33,840 170
34 Oklahoma
$55,290
$17,140 70
35 Indiana
$55,100
$34,830 510
36 New York
$53,450
$35,030 520
37 South Dakota
$51,030
$34,330 80
38 Maine
$50,740
$41,820 40
39 Utah
$45,840
$32,000 110
40 North Dakota
$44,700
$33,980 40
41 Alabama
$40,380
$27,060 40
42 Tennessee
$40,290
$31,710 120
43 Mississippi
$37,500
$26,660 40
44 Puerto Rico
$28,250
$17,670 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of food scientists and technologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for food scientists and technologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.