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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 $78,530, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for food scientists and technologists. It is followed by Minnesota (average annual salary $75,660). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Massachusetts
$78,530
$35,720 310
2 Minnesota
$75,660
$47,080 650
3 Louisiana
$73,280
$43,680 40
4 District of Columbia
$73,170
$38,340 90
5 Arkansas
$72,640
$45,450 140
6 New Jersey
$71,840
$38,240 1,150
7 Washington
$70,560
$38,160 140
8 Illinois
$69,980
$40,750 460
9 Kentucky
$69,000
$33,780 70
10 Vermont
$68,100
$45,140 60
11 Arizona
$67,000
$33,090 30
12 Nebraska
$66,810
$42,920 410
13 Texas
$65,470
$39,940 570
14 Missouri
$64,720
$37,850 280
15 Maryland
$63,910
$41,900 240
16 Oregon
$62,900
$36,870 230
17 Kansas
$62,690
$44,590 300
18 Wisconsin
$62,680
$37,540 630
19 Ohio
$62,030
$39,580 750
20 California
$61,410
$36,770 2,520
21 Pennsylvania
$60,420
$35,880 350
22 Iowa
$60,340
$41,680 330
23 Oklahoma
$59,000
$39,030 50
24 Virginia
$58,460
$29,760 80
25 Idaho
$58,170
$34,270 200
26 New York
$58,170
$34,820 580
27 Georgia
$57,870
$38,510 740
28 Colorado
$57,760
$42,940 130
29 Indiana
$57,580
$34,480 510
30 Michigan
$57,000
$42,220 330
31 North Carolina
$56,980
$32,590 200
32 South Dakota
$56,230
$35,770 50
33 Tennessee
$55,860
$34,230 130
34 Mississippi
$49,630
$29,510 30
35 Utah
$48,320
$32,280 120
36 Florida
$47,400
$29,250 230
37 North Dakota
$43,680
$33,490 40
38 South Carolina
$40,350
$30,720 60
39 Puerto Rico
$36,760
$17,020 60

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.