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Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

The salary statistics of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food scientist and technologists salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,600
25th Percentile Wage
$48,480
50th Percentile Wage
$57,640
75th Percentile Wage
$70,130
90th Percentile Wage
$92,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food scientists and technologists is $92,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $40,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,640
-1.13% 11.36%
2016
$58,290
-4.51% -
2015
$60,920
-4.71% -
2014
$63,790
9.20% -
2013
$57,920
11.79% -
2012
$51,090
- -

Compare Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in three industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for food scientist and technologists occupations is the support activities for animal production industry with an annual salary $63,490. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for agriculture and forestry industry (annual salary $57,640). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Animal Production
$63,490
Support Activities for Crop Production
$58,780
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$57,640

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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